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ifplugd Questions on 10.1
  • From: "L. Mark Stone" <lmstone@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 09:04:23 -0400
  • Message-id: <20060514090423.pbd7eyogoc8k80ko@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I'm trying to get my arms around setting up ifplugd correctly for my environment on an IBM R52 laptop with Intel wireless.

The laptop previously dual-booted WinXP and SuSE 10.0 (KDE). I wiped the WinXP partition to install 10.1 (Gnome).

I have a need to connect to several wireless locations. In 10.0, I used YaST and ifup/down to configure my connection settings because Kinternet didn't handle WPA-PSK. It was suggested to me I use SCPM to set up location profiles, similar to what IBM's Think Vantage Connections applet does, but I confess I never got around to doing that.

10.1 came configured with ifplug, so I am looking for advice on the best way to have fairly seamless connections. Here are the connection scenarios:

I. Office:
If I am sitting at my desk, I connect my laptop to the network via Ethernet. If we move to conference room, we use wireless with WPA-PSK.

II. Home:
Pretty much same as the office. If I sit at a desk with Ethernet, I use it. Elsewhere, I use wireless with WPA-PSK (different ESSID and passphrase than in the office).

III. Client Sites and Internet Cafes
Typically no encryption.


Any suggestions how best to configure the laptop for these uses would be appreciated.

Thanks!
Mark

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