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    Accessing multiple Wireless networks from laptop

    I'm trying to get my laptop to connect to different networks based on my location, e.g "home_network" and "work_network", without having to change network scripts every time.

    The 2 networks has different SSID's ("home_network" and "work_network") and WEP's.

    I use Atheros and has currently setup the SSID and WEP in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ath0

    DEVICE=ath0
    BOOTPROTO=dhcp
    ONBOOT=yes
    METRIC=10
    MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=no
    WIRELESS_MODE=Managed
    WIRELESS_ESSID=home_network
    WIRELESS_ENC_KEY=DCBCECDABC
    DHCP_TIMEOUT="5"

    How can I setup another accesspoint with different parameters?

    (Config Mandrake 10.1 - generic 2.6.10 kernel w. various patches)
    Thanks in advance
    SN

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    Re:

    Dear
    Hello,

    The best you can do is to put another NIC. Your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ath0:0

    DEVICE=ath0:0
    BOOTPROTO=dhcp
    ONBOOT=yes
    METRIC=10
    MII_NOT_SUPPORTED=no
    WIRELESS_MODE=Managed
    WIRELESS_ESSID=home_network
    WIRELESS_ENC_KEY=DCBCECDABC
    DHCP_TIMEOUT="5"

    Best Regards.
    Frrkh hmd

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    8) Thanks Färrükh,

    That is really convenient, does it mean that if I need to add a third hotspot I just add a /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ath0:1 and do a "service network restart"?

    Thanks
    again
    Skurk

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    Re:

    Dear skurk,
    Hello,

    Yup

    Best Regards.
    Frrkh hmd

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