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Old 07-17-2006, 04:54 PM   #1
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Wireless Networking GUI Fedora


Here is how I set up my wireless config using fedora on a T43.

su -
# iwlist scan
I find the right AP in the list, and connect by typing the SSID in the network config manager GUI.

how can I scan for networks with a GUI like windows? In addition i need WPA support. My wireless connection works; But id just like a GUI to scan for networks.

Thanks.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 05:56 PM   #2
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Network Manager provides that function:

yum -y install NetworkManager
 
Old 07-17-2006, 07:36 PM   #3
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umm...thats already installed. With network manager I cannot scan available networks. I can only input the SSID in the wireless eth1 connection.
 
Old 07-17-2006, 08:01 PM   #4
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Are you updated? When you click on the icon, the list of APs in range is provided. You can select one from the list.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 12:47 AM   #5
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I think im updated: What exactly do I do. I open the network manager and I see my two connections: ethernet and wireless under the devices tab. Eth0=wired eth. Eth1=wireless ethernet. I activate it...and how do i scan? The other tabs are Hardware, IP Sec, DNS, and Hosts.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 06:28 AM   #6
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That's the network configuration dialog from the preferences menu.

Network Manager is an application that handles switching between networks interfaces and scanning for wireless access points.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 01:18 PM   #7
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how?

How do I find the network manager?
 
Old 07-18-2006, 01:21 PM   #8
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See post #2, above.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 03:30 PM   #9
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Hmm...I only see network proxy in the system menu? thanks for your help mac.
 
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try running /usr/bin/nm-applet
 
  


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