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  1. #1
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    Smile Automatic reconnection when wireless connection drops? wireless script?

    The wireless connection we have at work drops out on a number of occasions throughout the day and thus requires me to reactivate via:

    System>Administration>Network

    I find the whole thing time consuming and annoying.

    Could i create a shell script with user privileges whereby i would just click on a link to reconnect/ repair my connection and also for automatic connection when it drops. This would be really useful.

    This is how i set up my rt73 usb adapter in which i compile myself from http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Downloads

    Code:
    gedit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0
    Code:
    # rt73
    DEVICE=wlan0
    BOOTPROTO=dhcp
    HWADDR=00:0E:2E:CE:72:D1
    ONBOOT=yes
    TYPE=wireless

    Also another question that has been bugging me for a long time is how to connect using dhcp in the terminal. For a static address i use the following:

    Code:
    su -
    modprobe rt73
    ifconfig wlan0 up
    iwlist wlan0 scan
    iwconfig wlan0 ap any
    ifconfig wlan0 192.168.1.102 netmask 255.255.255.0
    echo nameserver 192.168.1.1 > /etc/resolv.conf
    echo nameserver 203.121.130.39 >> /etc/resolv.conf
    echo nameserver 203.144.255.72 >> /etc/resolv.conf
    route add default gw 192.168.1.1
    ifconfig -a
    johnny
    Last edited by jonathonp; 5th January 2008 at 06:07 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
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    Which version are you running?
    Have you tried Network Manager?
    It will do the dirty work for you once you associate with the AP it will try to reconnect if it disconnects or some reason.
    Is the system being left alone, a server, ... is that the reason for the use of scripts?

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