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band-aid
post Oct 25 2007, 01:04 PM
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How do you manage your wireless? Right now I'm using wpa supplicant but I have to make a new entry in my config file in order to connect to new wireless points, e.g. coffee shops and friends houses. What would be ideal is an entry in my config file that automatically connects to unprotected access points. My other option would be to use the GPE network configuration system, but that has been less than reliable for me. Are there any other network managers out there that work bettet? I'm using a semi-recent version of angstrom (august I think).



P.S. why does my Galculator seg fault on start up?

P.P.S why are some characters untypable in minimo?
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post Oct 25 2007, 03:57 PM
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QUOTE(band-aid @ Oct 26 2007, 07:04 AM) *
How do you manage your wireless? Right now I'm using wpa supplicant but I have to make a new entry in my config file in order to connect to new wireless points, e.g. coffee shops and friends houses. What would be ideal is an entry in my config file that automatically connects to unprotected access points. My other option would be to use the GPE network configuration system, but that has been less than reliable for me. Are there any other network managers out there that work bettet? I'm using a semi-recent version of angstrom (august I think).



P.S. why does my Galculator seg fault on start up?

P.P.S why are some characters untypable in minimo?



try wifi-radar

as for the rest, it's probably because the dev for your distro are more concerned about compiling and building clean packages, but don't care much about testing nor ensuring what they produced actually works.
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post Oct 25 2007, 04:57 PM
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It looks like network manager is going to be the way to go at some point in the future. It's *so* close to working right now for me. Right now though I just use the command line and a hacked up script that calls pccardctl, wpa_supplicant and udhcpc. I seem to remember trying wifi-radar a long time ago. Maybe I'll try it again in a bit.

Oh, and I think that you *can* have an "any open network" listing in wpa_supplicant.conf. It should look something like this.
CODE
network={
ssid=”any”
key_mgmt=NONE
priority=2
}

I hope that works. I can't really try it right now.

-John
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post Oct 26 2007, 08:09 AM
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I tried to download wifi-radar but it failed, guess i,ll have to stop being lazy and upgrade. I too tried to use networkmanager but it failed miserably when I tried to launch nm-applet. How would one go about using it via the command line? Isit any better than wpasupplicant?
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