Wireless in 9.10

Nigel Ridley nigel at prayingforisrael.net
Sun Dec 6 18:37:32 UTC 2009

Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Sunday 06 December 2009, Nigel Ridley wrote:
>> The main problem on the multi-user laptop is when someone "switches users"
>>  to log in. Only Wicd  consistently allows all users to choose from the
>>  visible routers. But this weekend Wicd abruptly gave a message that no
>>  wireless routers were visible. I tried rebooting a couple of times and
>>  ended up reinstalling KNetWorkManager -- which only most times works
>>  properly......
> Wicd works fine (in 9.10) on two laptops I have....   When I read the above, I 
> was thinking  "hmmm  wonder if his laptop has a switch for the wireless like 
> mine does?"   Occasionally the switch get flipped by mistake...

No. The switch is 'Fn + F11'.
I was really surprised that [suddenley] Wicd couldn't see any wireless networks - it worked with 
the ethernet but even after rebooting, Wicd still couldn't see the wireless networks.

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