KNetworkManager & iwlist

Nigel Ridley nigel at
Thu Apr 10 15:32:24 UTC 2008

I popped over to a friend's house this afternoon to experiment with being able to connect 
to his wireless router.
After doing a 'sudo iwlist wlan0 scan', I noticed that the KNetworkManager icon on the 
Kicker panel had changed from a plain icon to a blue bar graph and that when I right 
clicked on it, it showed all the available connections (there were several). I also 
noticed that whereas a normal [left] click would show a dialogue box with 'No devices' (or 
something like that), it now shows all the details of the connection type.

Q. Why doesn't KNetworkManager invoke 'iwlist wlan0 scan' at start-up? and how can I 
enable it to do so?



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