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Knoppix and Wireless on Thinkpad T41p

Downloaded Knoppix 5.0 iso (single cd)
burned cdrom
NOTE: T41p Thinkpad had NO hard drive at all! 🙂
Booted off cdrom into knoppix
su to root
ifconfig -a (ath0 is wireless)
vi /ramdisk/etc/network/interfaces

auto ath0
iface ath0 inet dhcp
  wireless_mode managed
  wlan_ng_authtype sharedkey
  wireless_enc on
  # WEP key
  wireless_key xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
  wireless_essid default

as root:
# ifup -a -v –interfaces /ramdisk/etc/network/interfaces
[will print a few "if-pre-up.d" lines, then "pump -i ath0" will print then there’ll be a long pause, then "if-up.d" lines" and then you can ping.]