Joined: July 2007
||Posted: Dec. 21 2007,03:54
I am use to wireless with Centos. I see much of the same porgrams, but not all.
I have a number of cards available. I will have to support WPA, and for that I have a D-Link DWL-AG660 and a Netgear WAG511.
I also have a Proxim 8800-FC (suppose to support WPA in a Proxim AP-2000 access point).
For wide open wireless use, I have a classic Orinoco Gold. In fact I have 2 golds and 3 silvers
Anyway, I want to find out what I need to use these cards. I used the Orinoco Gold on an open Linksys AP with no trouble. It came up as eth0 and got right on line
But are these cards hot-swappable? (this is in a Libretto 100CT running DSL 4.2.1 frugal).
How do I scan for APs? And select the one I want in a 'crowded' airspace (ever been to a trade show when you pick up 60+ aps?).
What about wpa supplicant? cli and gui interface?
I have had quite a lot of success with Atheros madwifi in Centos. But things here are just different enough that I would like a few pointers (even to urls)....