[xubuntu-users] How to view available wireless networks

Andrew Kane googoleyes at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 15:29:17 BST 2008


    Hi Lee,

    I assume that by "latest version" you mean Hardy Heron (8.04)
rather than Intrepid which afaik is still in beta.
    Anyway, to answer your first question, to detect local wireless
networks look at the network icon in the upper right corner of your
screen. If you are connected to a network it will show the "connected"
icon with which you are no doubt already familiar :) (btw that icon is
the same whether you are connected to a wireless or wired network)
    If you are not connected to any network, but have a wireless
device enabled (or are switching networks) then you can observe an
animation in the same space in that menu bar, a blue circle orbiting
another. You can click on this icon (or on the "connected" icon if you
are connected to a network) to get a list of local networks, together
with signal strengths. Um, it's been awhile, so I don't remember if
it's a left- or right-click.  :)

   Good luck, HTH


On Mon, Oct 6, 2008 at 7:17 AM, leegold <leegold at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I will be installing the latest version on my laptop, the live disk
> option works very good so I want to do a full install. I have a few
> questions.
>
> How do I see a list of available wireless networks? I want to see all
> wireless networks in my area with network name, signal strength, and
> security used.  The adapter is Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN.
>
> What is the situation with screen savers? I don't think the
> functionality is fully implemented yet(?)
>
> I have heard there might be a problem with hard disk wear using laptops
> - it powers up/down too often. Has anyone heard about this?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Lee G.
>
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