[HOWTO] Configure KWiFiManager

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[HOWTO] Configure KWiFiManager

Post#1 by wread » 16 Jan 2011, 18:51

For generations it has been an oriental mystery to get Kwifi Manager up and running. Here is that mystery unveiled! You can also download this howto from http://ingenieria.read.net/repository

In SR V08 I used the script from fanthom to make my wifi work right by startup: fine bussiness!
I needed at least two scripts, one for work, one for home. So I put them in optional directory and used cheatcode load=work... and load=home...

Then in SR V09 I tried kwifimanager again and could get it somehow to work! Normally I start always fresh and put my personal configurations in rootcopy; these are usually small text files that don't deserve being compressed to lzm as modules. Here my configurations to get kwifimanager up an running:

Open a kwrite editor and copy and paste following text to(you must activate "Show Hidden Files") rootcopy/root/.kde/share/config/kcmwifirc

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[Configuration 1]
ActiveKey=1
CryptoMode=Open
InterfaceName=wlan0
Key1=34726A047E
Key2=
Key3=
Key4=
NetworkName=Thomson4E5620
PMEnabled=false
PMMode=All
RunScript=false
ScriptName=
SleepTimeout=120
Speed=54M
UseCrypto=true
WakeupPeriod=20
WifiMode=Managed

[Configuration 2]
ActiveKey=1
CryptoMode=Open
InterfaceName=wlan0
Key1=27D76D2EBA
Key2=
Key3=
Key4=
NetworkName=Thomson26C860
PMEnabled=false
PMMode=All
RunScript=false
ScriptName=
SleepTimeout=120
Speed=54M
UseCrypto=true
WakeupPeriod=20
WifiMode=Managed

[Configuration 3]
ActiveKey=1
CryptoMode=Open
InterfaceName=
Key1=
Key2=
Key3=
Key4=
NetworkName=
PMEnabled=false
PMMode=All
RunScript=false
ScriptName=
SleepTimeout=30
Speed=Auto
UseCrypto=false
WakeupPeriod=20
WifiMode=Managed

[Configuration 4]
ActiveKey=1
CryptoMode=Open
InterfaceName=
Key1=
Key2=
Key3=
Key4=
NetworkName=
PMEnabled=false
PMMode=All
RunScript=false
ScriptName=
SleepTimeout=30
Speed=Auto
UseCrypto=false
WakeupPeriod=20
WifiMode=Managed

[General]
NumberConfigs=4
PresetConfig=1
UsePreset=false
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Edit it with your parameters and save it.


Besides, You will need three other files.
1.-Open a kwrite editor and copy and paste following text to rootcopy/root/etc/networks
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#
# networks This file describes a number of netname-to-address
# mappings for the TCP/IP subsystem. It is mostly
# used at boot time, when no name servers are running.
#

loopback 127.0.0.0
localnet 127.0.0.0
lan 10.0.0.0

# End of networks.
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This is the original /etc/networks with the last line "lan 10.0.0.0" added by me. Note the tab -no space- between lan and 10.0.0.0. Edit this line for your case (your private network IP) and save it.

2.- Open a kwrite editor and copy and paste to rootcopy/root/etc/resolv.conf.head
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domain lan
nameserver 10.0.0.1 #lan entry
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Edit it with your private IP gateway and save.

3.- Open once more a kwrite editor and copy and paste to rootcopy/root/etc/resolv.conf.tail
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nameserver 196.3.81.5 #kppp temp entry
nameserver 200.88.127.23 #kppp temp entry
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Edit it with your nameservers for a dialup or mobile phone connection (just in case you are out of town with no high speed connection)

Reboot and press Start>Settings>Wireles Network, select Config 1 on top, Config 1 on encriptions, Activate, pause one second and press Apply. Wait a couple of seconds and a pop up window will indicate that your interface is up and running. Click OK and you can navigate!

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