Where are wifi settings stored? /etc?

oldpcu mentioned that he thought wifi settings are stored in /etc. Can anyone elaborate on this?

Think of this situation: I’ve got a working wifi setup. I want to upgrade to 11.2, but I had a heck of a time getting my wifi to work in 11.1. I therefore want to save my settings, so that I can replicate them.

How would/should/could I do this?

BTW, I searched the forums, and I didn’t find something that pointed this out. Maybe your google-fu is better than mine today? If so, please share!

TY.

I presume was referring to
/etc/sysconfig/network/

There you’ll see something like ifcfg-wlan0, but all depends on what kind of settings you set up in the first place.

On 12/03/2009 10:26 AM, spokesinger wrote:
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> oldpcu mentioned that he thought wifi settings are stored in /etc. Can
> anyone elaborate on this?

It depends. If you are using ifup, then the settings are in
/etc/sysconfig/network in the various ifcfg-XXXX files. If your
network is controlled by NetworkManager, then they probably in the
/etc/NetworkManager tree. The ifcfg files would transfer, but the NM
ones might not due to a new version.

> Think of this situation: I’ve got a working wifi setup. I want to
> upgrade to 11.2, but I had a heck of a time getting my wifi to work in
> 11.1. I therefore want to save my settings, so that I can replicate
> them.

What problems did you have in getting wifi to work in 11.1? Perhaps
those issues have been fixed. There were some new ones that were not
cought in testing, but a new NM package should have fixed those
problems. Most of the driver issues with kernel 2.6.27 (11.1) are
better in 2.6.31 (11.2).

Problem was actually not mine - for me it’s hypothetical. But this is a good answer. I’ll put it in my Linux journal for when I need it. I regard it as possibly useful generically for IF I have a problem with the wifi - which may well be very soon - the wifi on this box is a card that I typically have Linux problems with - have to use ndiswrapper - and it is true also with 11.2.

TY