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Old 06-14-2004, 11:49 AM   #1
thejoe526
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Wi-Fi works, but it's strange


Ok, I've been using wi-fi on windows systems for a long time. I switched to linux and I was surprised at how easy it was to set up a wireless connection in linux, but there's something I don't quite understand.

In Windows the OS detects all of the wireless networks available and displays them to you along with other data such as signal strength, etc. I find that in linux, or at least FC2, your connection options aren't that advanced. You either have the option of specifiying and SSID, and then it'll only connect to that one, or just connecting to whatever is available, but not telling you about it. I was wondering if there are any apps or anything that could provide me more information about my wireless networking options. Does anybody know anything about this?
 
Old 06-16-2004, 12:47 PM   #2
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Old 06-16-2004, 12:56 PM   #3
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I heard someone was in the process of writing one, but thats only a rumor.
 
Old 06-16-2004, 01:20 PM   #4
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so there's no way to tell what wireless networks are available for connection and then choose which one to connect to?
 
Old 06-16-2004, 02:44 PM   #5
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so there's no way to tell what wireless networks are available for connection and then choose which one to connect to?
Look at the iwlist command. You can issue the command

ifconfig device up

and then

iwlist device scan

to see what networks are around. man iwlist for more information. I don't know of any guis but I haven't looked either.
 
  


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