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BassKozz
March 5th, 2009, 05:08 AM
How can I speed up the process of connecting to my routers WiFi connection on bootup?

On my main laptop (Dell e1505 - Ubuntu 8.10) it takes forever to connect to my router's wifi, however on my eeepc (901 - Ubuntu 8.04) after login it's almost instantanous...

So how can I speed up the time it takes to connect to my wifi router?
Is there a way to have it start searching for a connection even prior to login?

bodhi.zazen
April 5th, 2009, 04:56 AM
Moved at the OP request and bumped.

Can you tell us anything of your connection ?

My only suggestion is to disable network manager and directly configure your wireless card in a boot script of /etc/rc.local

BassKozz
April 5th, 2009, 05:29 AM
Can you tell us anything of your connection ?

My connection is to a wireless 802.11g router (Buffalo WHR-G54S) running Tomato Firmware (http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato) and using WEP (I know, I know, but there are some legacy devices on my home network that don't allow WPA) .



My only suggestion is to disable network manager and directly configure your wireless card in a boot script of /etc/rc.local
How would I go about setting that up?

bodhi.zazen
April 5th, 2009, 06:20 AM
use iwconfig

http://www.techmetica.com/howto/manual-wireless-configuration-with-iwconfig-in-ubuntu/