wireless network idea

**** * ****** cmpfixer at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 10 13:34:41 CDT 2005

Monday October 10, 2005 (Ontario, Canada)

Dear all,
  I am Kyle Anthony Brooks from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and am a member of 
the Ubuntu New User Network. I am sending you this e-mail to propose an 
(major, in my opinion) new Graphical User Interface for the next version of 
Ubuntu after Breezy.
  The new graphical user interface shall henceforth be called the "Wireless 
Network Connection Interface".
  The Wireless Network Connection Interface will be a tool for making 
wireless connections to the Internet or to a wireless network.
  The WNCI will, upon startup, do the following things (of course with user 
    1. If the user has a wireless card AND an ethernet card, it will suggest 
that the user (if not already connected via the ethernet card) connect to 
the internet via the card.
    2. Otherwise, it looks for any working internet interfaces (eth0, etc).
    3. Otherwise, it searches for working wireless cards and uses the first 
one found.
    4. If, at this point, the WNCI cannot find a working wireless / wired 
card, it points to a FAQ on the machine or another resource.
    5. If the WNCI *can* find a internet connection, then it informs the 
user from where to download drivers and lets the user do that.
    6. The WNCI then prompts for a location to the Windows driver 
information file (.inf), which the user will have downloaded already. When 
the user directs WNCI to the .inf file, WNCI then does the following.
    7. The WNCI automatically checks to see if ndiswrapper is installed. If 
not installed, it is installed.
    8. The WNCI checks to see if the modules are there by getting the kernel 
revision with "uname -r". If not there, it is installed.
    9. The WNCI then runs ndiswrapper.
  Disclaimer: I do not own a wireless card, however I want to help users who 
do so.
  Kyle Anthony Brooks

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