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Old 10-01-2003, 03:45 PM   #1
bvlith
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Mulitple Wireless Access Point (wifi)


I use multiple wireless access points to connect to diffrent networks.
Some have a public SSID, no password. Some don't and have a password.

I change my wireless setting manually now and deactive and reactivate my device. Is there a better way of doing this?

Thanks,

bvl
 
Old 10-01-2003, 10:03 PM   #2
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I'd just write a script for each wireless access point. That way, all you would have to do would be to run the script. Changing access points would then be as easy as running the appropriate script.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 04:54 AM   #3
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that's exactally what I just did. Now, I'm wondering is there a way to test to see if a particular AP is available (and if so, connect to it). I'm going to try to write a proggie that runs in the background and tests AP availability and connects to a preferred, available one (if not already connected) so to save me a lot of effort.
Anyone know of how to do this? (in C or shell scripts)
thx
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Old 10-15-2003, 08:17 AM   #4
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You might want to give this a look.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 07:23 PM   #5
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hey, whenever I try to compile it, it gives me errors about including Net/PCap.h or something like that.... I'm trying to find the pcaplib package but don't know which one I should use... I've searched rpmfind.net, but to no avail.... anyone know which package I need (and where to get it)?
Thanks
 
Old 12-27-2003, 10:12 PM   #6
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you might wanna look at kismet.
there will be rpm's for kismet.

i've been working on a project which has a module for this. i've done the coding in C, using the wireless-tools for linux API. a shell script for doing this is the easiest - a few lines of code, to test your signal-to-noise level, and switch if needed (and possible).

also, you might know this, but connecting to networks that you arent a part of is not ...
 
Old 12-28-2003, 05:31 AM   #7
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haha... of course. We have multiple networks set up across my dorm and then there's a large network for outside the dorms at my college. I'm just wanting it to switch to the best network without me doing anything (like windows does....wow-never thought I'd say that....)
Anyway, thx
 
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'iwconfig [interface] essid "any"' will do that job for you.
 
  


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