11.3 wireless config and hibernate

just completed an new install of 11.3 on a laptop and have a couple of wireless config questions.

the wireless is set for ifup mode and have been using iwconfig to set the ssid. is there a preferred way to automatically set the ssid? something that avoids setting a fixed ssid in ifcfg-wlan0.

this laptop had 10.3 and to restart the network after wake-up from hibernation i had to run a script from pm-utils/sleep-d. it looks like i may have to do the same for 11.3. or does 11.3 have a better way?

(NetworkManager in 10.3 gave me all kinds of grief, so i stopped using it. perhaps it is improved in 11.3, but i have not given it a chance.)

thanks.

On 08/13/2010 10:36 PM, ewhite20 wrote:
>
> just completed an new install of 11.3 on a laptop and have a couple of
> wireless config questions.
>
> the wireless is set for ifup mode and have been using iwconfig to set
> the ssid. is there a preferred way to automatically set the ssid?
> something that avoids setting a fixed ssid in ifcfg-wlan0.

As you suspect later in your message, the better way is NetworkManager. It is
greatly improved since 10.3.