It's so easy once you know how. I did some web surfing yesterday on
my netbook at the Toronto Public Library (North York Centre). The main
problem turned out to be that I had to drop my firewall for a few
seconds during authentication, then I could bring it back up. There is
an initial redirect to a EULA webpage of sorts, in the 10.x.x.x range,
which I have blocked.
Anyhow, for the benefit of anyone else trying to do the same, here is
my successful setup. I have an ath5k-driven Wifi chip, and ath5k is
built as a module. It is *NOT* loaded at bootup. wpa_supplicant is the
client software I use (command-line only).
config_eth0="192.168.123.249 broadcast 192.168.123.255 netmask
255.255.255.248 mtu 1452"
"default via 192.168.123.254 metric 2"
"192.168.123.248/29 via 192.168.123.254 metric 0"
modules=( "wpa_supplicant" )
config_wlan0=( "null" )
I do *NOT* have /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf This causes wpa_supplicant
to *NOT* load. This is deliberate. /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf.open is
the file name I use for open access points...