[conspire] Managing wifi in linux

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Fri Dec 22 23:46:51 PST 2006

sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome

On Fri, 22 Dec 2006 16:11:47 -0800, Bill Ward wrote:

> I have an Ubuntu Linux laptop that works great in all respects, but I
> haven't found the right way to manage wifi.  Windows and Mac boxes can
> automatically discover available networks, keep track of which ones
> you prefer, remember the WEP keys, and automatically join your
> preferred networks when one is in range.  For Linux what I do is "sudo
> kismet" to find a network, then I have a simple shell script I wrote
> myself which does the various iwconfig and dhclient commands to get it
> working.  It works fine but it's annoying.  Surely there must be a
> better way?  Some gizmo built into Gnome/Ubuntu desktop that does this
> for me?  I looked around in various docs but never found anything...

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