RE: HostAP defaults to ESSID "Test"

From: Clint Todish (
Date: 2002-10-07 06:57:46 UTC

I was unable to make wireless.opts work properly, so I placed all my wireless configuration stuff in rc.local - which works like a champ and I only have to reference one file for all changes :    

~snip (from /etc/rc.d/rc.local)  

# bring up vlans  

/usr/bin/vconfig add eth0 1
/usr/bin/vconfig add eth0 3
/sbin/ifup eth0.1
/sbin/ifup eth0.3

# wireless stuffs  

/sbin/modprobe hostap_plx
/sbin/iwconfig wlan0 essid "----ESSID HERE----"
/sbin/iwconfig wlan0 channel 4
/usr/sbin/prism2_param wlan0 beacon_int 1000
/usr/sbin/prism2_param wlan0 ap_bridge_packets 0
/sbin/ifconfig wlan0 up

# set up the bridge between vlan 3 and the wireless net  

/usr/sbin/brctl addbr wb0
/usr/sbin/brctl addif wb0 eth0.3
/usr/sbin/brctl addif wb0 wlan0

/sbin/ifconfig wb0 netmask up

# turn on forwarding for iptables/bridging to do its magic echo "1" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward

my interfaces have ethernet interfaces have IP addresses configured in their /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth* files, but since I'm using vlans, they don't actually get brought up (ONBOOT=no) at boot time.  


-----Original Message-----
From: Justin [] Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 9:59 PM
Subject: HostAP defaults to ESSID "Test"

Ive installed the hostap driver and have a Redhat 7.3 laptop working as an access point. The pccard is a linksys wpc11 v3, No matter what it says in the ifcfg-wlan0 file or wireless.opts file my card still defaults to its own settings. the essid always shows up as test, which I assume is the default. The access point and firewall on the laptop work and I can surf through it, but the access point always defaults to essid test. Has anyone else experienced this or am I missing something simple?  


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