WPA in kubuntu

Carlos Barros barros001 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 26 02:28:34 UTC 2006

On 7/25/06, Jonathan Byrne <jonathan at yamame.org> wrote:
> On Tuesday 25 July 2006 17:21, Derek Broughton wrote:
> > successfully.  However, I don't use WPA, but despite Jonathan's post
> > I've seen many people say it does work with WPA and clearly when I do
> > connect it _checks_ for WPA. --
> You know what, I probably meant to say kwifimanager there, which
> definitely has no WPA support in it. Even if it did, I'd still greatly
> prefer a wireless mechanism that wasn't dependent on KDE, but that came
> up at boot time regardless of whether I was in KDE or not. What I found
> with using kwifimanager on a WEP network is that until I had actually
> logged into KDE, it didn't bring the wireless interface up. I'm sure
> I'm not the only one who finds that to be a nonstarter.
> A wifi manager should definitely have a GUI frontend, but it should not
> be dependent on that frontend to work.
Yeah, that is the key point! I've been using Linux for a long time and as
far as I know this the concept of such a network manager is completely
against the *nix filosofy! As the name says, it is a *front-end*, not the
application itself. So it should just *configure* things.

Another problem I can see in creating a good network manager is the
difference from drivers. Some drivers has built-in WPA capabilities, some not.
For those WPA-enabled drivers, the interface can be different from one another.
There's a vast combinations that can be used to connect to a wireless
network, so
keep all this into a single app may not be that easy!

Carlos Barros
> Cheers,
> Jonathan
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