klarsen1 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 20:38:55 UTC 2010
On 08/26/2010 01:48 PM, Chris G wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 09:55:04AM -0700, NoOp wrote:
>> On 08/26/2010 05:58 AM, Chris G wrote:
>>> I have to agree about the bewildering choices. When wireless doesn't
>>> work (for whatever reason) it's *incredibly* difficult to diagnose
>>> what's wrong.
>>> Is there a HowTo anywhere that really walks through the whole WiFi
>>> setup because I have looked and found little step by step diagnosis.
>>> One can find fixes for specific problems but nothing that says 'step 1
>>> - do this', 'if x happens then step 2 - do that' etc.
>>> As it is I haven't a clue what to do in several different cases:-
>>> 1 - Nothing useful seems to happen, even though I know there's a
>>> wireless network in the vicinity.
>>> 2 - It tells me there's a wireless network, I have a 'key' but
>>> haven't a clue what sort of key it is (this is a very common
>>> situation and the network 'owner' very rarely has a clue what to
>>> 3 - What the 'network' applet in the panel is *supposed* to do, is
>>> this documented anywhere?
> Yes, looks useful, thank you.
You might want to try wicd which is a replacement for Network
Manager. You can get it with this in a Terminal:
$sudo apt-get install wicd
This software seems better for wifi in some cases.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
Key ID = 3951B48D
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