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Old 05-23-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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cNetworkManager alternative for commandline WPA?

cnetworkmanager is crashing for me with some script output.
wpa_cli has some other problem I forget. wpa_supplicant using /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf seems to be a nightmare too.

Yet I need commandline as this is a server. Is there not a commandline thing to help me connect to WiFi?

I've bought an old router that I've put into repeater mode with DD-WRT to get around the problem but really... I'd love to be able to connect more easily!

Is there a program out there I've missed?

Please don't say "try X or Y with wpa_supplicant" because I'm at the end of my tether!

edit to avoid bump:
Thanks craigevil! Where's the "massive thanks" button?!

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Old 05-23-2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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Description-en: wired and wireless network manager - Curses client
Wicd is a general-purpose network configuration server which aims
to provide a simple but flexible interface for connecting to networks.
Its features include:
* wide variety of settings;
* ability to connect to (and maintain profiles for) both wired and
wireless networks;
* support for many encryption schemes, including WEP, WPA, WPA2 and
custom schemes;
* wireless-tools compatibility.
This package provides the Curses/Urwid client, which is the client
of choice in environments without X server.

Description: Curses interface to /etc/network/interfaces
A Curses user interface for configuring network interfaces with ifupdown.
Ceni can manage basic network interface ifupdown configuration stanzas for
ethernet and wireless devices.
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craigeveil, can you post a link to the ceni sources or website?


wpa_cli, wpa_supplicant

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