Sunday, October 31, 2004

Getting D-Link DWL-520 Wireless Working

Spent an hour or two yesterday getting my D-Link DWL-520 wireless NIC working under Gentoo. I found a Howto at this site, which worked great, except it didn't mention what iwconfig commands I needed, saying only that "[t]he sequencing of commands will vary by network". Googling for "dwl-520 iwconfig" took me to the hostap mailing list, and the following commands:

ifconfig wlan0 up
iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
iwconfig wlan0 essid "your-essid-here"
ifconfig wlan0
ifconfig wlan0 up

... and now I'm online. Whee!

First Post!

First post! Oh, wait, this is my blog.

Anyway, I'm getting back to the Java world, and wanted to have a place to put all of my Java (and possibly Linux) experience. I figure I'll keep this for my techie work stuff, and my other blog for all of my wisdom. (!?)