p.echols at comcast.net
Wed May 7 06:29:51 UTC 2008
On 05/04/2008 10:20 AM, Ed Jabbour wrote:
> Wireless networking is set up via /etc/network/interfaces. It works fine,
> unless I visit the local coffee shop - different network, so it's a real pain
> to set up. There must be an easier way - something that lists all available
> networks and asks "which one do you want?" . I use kde and have tried
> knetworkmanager, kwifimanager and wireless assistant. None of them does
> that - w/o a connection, no networks are listed. Any advice, pointers, etc.
Hmmm, I don't use KDE and don't know if knetworkmanager is the same as
NetworkManager. I use NM and it works just as you suggest. Click on
the Icon and it sees all the available networks. It did take some
fiddling, For example, everything in /etc/network/interfaces needs to be
commented out except the loopback items. Here is what mine looks like:
patton at Mycroft:/$ cat /etc/network/interfaces
iface lo inet loopback
#iface eth0 inet dhcp
#iface eth1 inet dhcp
. . .
It also needed wpa-supplicant installed. Though if memory serves, it
does not need to be configured. And of course keyring manager to save
the various keys on private networks. But pretty easy really.
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