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!


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