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Re: [gNewSense-users] how do you detect and choose wifi networks?

From: Guy Johnston
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] how do you detect and choose wifi networks?
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2007 16:44:59 +0100
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andrei raevsky wrote:
> Dear friends,
> I have got my wireless card working (kind off, most of the time, with
> some system freeze here and there).  However, I wonder what app one
> should use in gNewSense to detect and choose a network.
> I have a (absolutely fantastic, awesome, amazing) Nokia N800 Internet
> Tablet which I can use to "see" the various wifi networks in any
> specific area, but how do I get my gNewSensed laptop to make this
> detection *before* attempting to logon unto any one network.  I suspect
> that some of the difficulties with making wifi card work with gNewSense
> might be due to trying to logon on the correct network.  On my N800 I
> select "choose network", see them all, look at their characteristics,
> and then logon to the one I choose, whereas with gNewSense setting-up
> the card, "choosing" a network and loging on seem to be an all-in-one
> thing.  I would prefer first getting up the card and then dealing with
> the rest.
> Thanks for any suggestions,
> Andrei
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You might be able to do this with Wireless Assistant (wlassistant) or 
KWifiManager, but I don't
think they support WPA. If you're using one of the Ralink chipsets, you might 
also be able to do
that with RutilT (

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