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macey
March 12th, 2010, 02:03 AM
Hello,
I am thinking of setting up a server but I have an initial problem (sure to be others).
For reasons I won't go into, I have to use a wireless connection.

What I want to do is set the server up so that it starts up automatically (BIOS has config for auto start) and connects with the wireless network.I this going to be possible with the Ubuntu 9.10 server platform?

Richard.

zander1013
March 12th, 2010, 02:08 AM
Hello,
I am thinking of setting up a server but I have an initial problem (sure to be others).
For reasons I won't go into, I have to use a wireless connection.

What I want to do is set the server up so that it starts up automatically (BIOS has config for auto start) and connects with the wireless network.I this going to be possible with the Ubuntu 9.10 server platform?

Richard.


yes richard it is possible. i am serving pages from http://alonzofretwell.com:1234 via an ibm t60s wireless network adapter http://picasaweb.google.com/alonzofretwell/Oznola?feat=directlink

it seems to be working here if i click on the link i gave above but others have reported they cannot load the page.

can you lode the default page from that server or do you get an error?

macey
March 12th, 2010, 02:21 AM
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can you lode the default page from that server or do you get an error?[/QUOTE]

Yes, I can see it ok.

How do you initialise the wifi?

kevin11951
March 12th, 2010, 02:28 AM
Is it possible to connect to a wpa2 wireless connection from cli? I don't want to install a gui just to connect to wireless. Keep in mind, the wireless is secured with wpa2.

macey
March 12th, 2010, 02:46 AM
Is it possible to connect to a wpa2 wireless connection from cli? I don't want to install a gui just to connect to wireless. Keep in mind, the wireless is secured with wpa2.

That's exactly what I want to know. Hopefully, someone will answer our question if we hang around here long enough ;):D

macey
March 12th, 2010, 03:25 AM
Is it possible to connect to a wpa2 wireless connection from cli? I don't want to install a gui just to connect to wireless. Keep in mind, the wireless is secured with wpa2.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkConfigurationCommandLine/Automatic
(https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkConfigurationCommandLine/Automatic)

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=571188

zander1013
March 12th, 2010, 03:37 AM
i did setup the wifi using the gui after installing the desktop. but the link you gave is better.