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Old 09-22-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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Smile Command line equivalent of Network Manager??


Hey all,
Im reasonably, a few months, new to linux. However, I really am enjoying getting to use the command line and less gui-based software. For example I just installed alpine for my gmail etc.

question: is there an easy to use/configure, menu driven, CLI program for discovering/connecting to wireless networks? Basically something that can do what Network Manager can, but from the CLI.

Note: I am running Ubuntu 10.04 32 bit, on a BCM 4312 equipped Dell inspiron 1545.


thanks in advance!
 
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:29 PM   #2
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Check this out

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_tools_for_Linux

Looks like they have several options for what you want.

HTH
Dave
 
Old 09-22-2010, 09:55 PM   #3
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wicd-curses.
 
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Old 09-22-2010, 10:06 PM   #4
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Check this out
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_tools_for_Linux
Looks like they have several options for what you want.
HTH
Dave

Dave, many thanks for the link. Im in and odd situation in that for me and my personality, text-based systems are preferred. However at the same time, i am not able to, yet, handle complex CLI tasks. So while down the line, the programs listed in the link are great, I am currently looking for:
1. something simple (post configuration)
2. something menu-driven
3. something unified (one program for detecting, identifying strength, storing passwords, and connecting to networks)

Basically everything that Network Manager can do or WICD but text/cli based.

Thanks again!
 
Old 09-22-2010, 11:23 PM   #5
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1. Turn the interface on with the following command:
Code:
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
2. Scan for a list of all the available access points:

Code:
iwlist wlan0 scanning
3. Select the access point with the following command:

Code:
sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid ACCESSPOINT
4. Set WEP or WPA passphrase, if needed:

Code:
sudo iwconfig wlan0 key PASSPHRASE
5. Finally, connect to DHCP server and obtain an IP address:

Code:
sudo dhclient
 
Old 09-22-2010, 11:26 PM   #6
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Did you miss quanta's post? It seems to be what you want.
 
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Old 09-23-2010, 01:05 AM   #7
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http://manual.aptosid.com/en/interne...#netcardconfig
 
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Old 09-23-2010, 08:26 AM   #8
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Did you miss quanta's post? It seems to be what you want.
I sure did! Thanks a million Quanta and Craigevil. This is precisely what I was looking for.

Also thanks to prayag_pjs for your help with currently installed configuration/aquire options.
 
  


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