Re: [dwm] OT: Wireless in dwm

From: Jeremy Jay <>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 14:28:50 -0400

The wpa_supplicant.conf that comes with the package is really
descriptive. I just edited it to suit and added the wpa_supplicant init
script provided with my distro to the default runlevel.

Here's my my wpa_supplicant.conf:
# this lets me run wpa_cli
ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=wheel

# scan for networks (my wifi doesnt scan
# well itself, this forces wpa_supp to do it)

# networks

# wpa connection

# my school's wireless
# (unencrypted, ssid not broadcasted)

# default linksys

# straight from the example file...
# This is a network block that connects to any unsecured access point.
# We give it a low priority so any defined blocks are preferred.


On Mon 20 Apr 2009 - 02:04PM, Lee Azzarello wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 10:05 AM, Jeremy Jay <> wrote:
> > I used to use stalonetray to be able to access nm-applet for wireless.
> >
> > But I've recently gotten a pretty good config going for wpa_supplicant
> > that auto-connects to my secure wireless, but also uses any unsecured
> > networks automatically when I'm on the road. It's pretty straightforward
> > to setup, and it connects faster than network manager in most cases.
> Could you point to a decent tutorial for configuring wpa_supplicant?
> The man page is like reading an architectural spec for a nuclear power
> plant when all you wanted to do was find a light switch.
> -lee
Received on Mon Apr 20 2009 - 18:28:50 UTC

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