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Is it possible to have a script run when I connect to a wireless network?

My university hijacks all HTTP(S) connections when you first connect to force you to log in with your university account. I've already written a script to take care of the log in, but I would like to have it run automatically when I connect to the network.

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I'm pretty sure the Wicd network manager can do that. You might want to check it out, I know it work on ubuntu and opesuse

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Network Manager will automatically run scripts in certain directories at certain stages of network connection.

Loo in /etc/network. You'll see four directories, with self-explanatory names (given that "if" stands for "network interface"). You're looking for if-up.d. Put your script in there, name it something like, and mark it executable.

In case you're wondering, the numbered prefixes give the scripts an order. the "default" is 50, halfway from 01 to 99.

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Old answer, but this doesn't work for me (anymore). I'm trying to run a script when (wlan0) connects to a hotspot. The script parses iwconfig and works when I manually call it. I'm on Lucid and I symlinked my script into /etc/network/if-up.d/ and it's never executed. Any idea why? – Till Aug 26 '10 at 15:31
Check this link: I had to do the second part, I guess I'm not using Network Manager – Sloy Jul 22 '13 at 12:56

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