If you are new to Linux, this article is not for you
First step is to figure out what kind of Wireless Card you have.
#lspci | grep Wireless
The output of the previous command should look similar to this:
02:02.0 Network controller: AIRONET Wireless Communications Cisco Aironet Wireless...
Compile in the Cisco/Aironet 34X/35X/4500/4800 ISA and PCI cards under Device Drivers > Network device support > Wireless LAN (non-hamradio) Select whichever you have (PCMCIA or ISA/PCI) After you have compiled in or as a module you should now see another ethernet device (eth1 in my case) and you can move onto getting the utility
First you'll need to download linux-acu-driver-v21.tar.gz from the Cisco website and put it in /usr/portage/distfiles/ Now you can get the client-utils
Launch the aironet-client-utiltiy with:
Now this user interface has to be taken with a grain of salt. It is infact, so salty that I don't even use it.
Cisco / LEAP Authenication by Command Line Interface
If the computer recognizes the Cisco card, you can just try using the leapset command line program which will ask for a username and password. Then you can use dhcpcd on the interface to obtain an IP address.
To reduce typing make a script
#!/bin/sh /opt/cisco/bin/leapscript UANETID PASSWORD dhcpcd eth0
Intel did not write a Linux driver, however, there is an open source solution. A utility called "ipw2200"
Networking ---> [*] Generic IEEE 802.11 Networking Stack Device Drivers ---> Generic Driver Options ---> [*] Hotplug firmware loading support Network Device support ---> Wireless LAN (non-hamradio) ---> [*] Wireless LAN drivers (non-hamradio) & Wireless Extensions Cryptographic options ---> [*] Cryptographic API <*> AES cipher algorithms (i586) <*> ARC4 cipher algorithm <*> Michael MIC keyed digest algorithm <*> CRC32c CRC algorithm (this wasn't prompted in the emerge of ipw2200)
Getting and installing the Intel utilities
There aren't too many programs available for wireless profile management. But here is a small list to try