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Old 10-28-2004, 06:55 PM   #1
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Wireless Monitor Utility


Using NDISWRAPPER that came with MDK 10.1 DL I was able to get drivers for my WPC54G card. Stoked. But I am having a hard time monitoring the signal strengths around me and I'm tiring of looking via wlan0 scan.

Is there a wireless/lan GUI out there that would resemble the WIN software that the card came with or the utility in XP?

I'm also looking for a good media library player. Lots of music and no DB.

Thanks
 
Old 10-28-2004, 06:59 PM   #2
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check-out this article:

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=7623

here's the links to the apps:

http://kwifimanager.sourceforge.net/

http://wmwave.sourceforge.net/

http://wmwifi.digitalssg.net/

http://www.zevv.nl/wmifinfo/

http://www.janmorgenstern.de/projects-software.html


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Old 10-29-2004, 09:06 AM   #3
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gkrellm has an extension for wireless and to me it looks like it works better than kwifimanager. I didn't try any other program since I like gkrellm a lot.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 03:06 PM   #4
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I can't seem to get the encription key and essid to set to the local AP.
I am using MDK 10.1 through the Control Center and CL.

Help.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 03:10 PM   #5
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Can't you set the essid with:
Code:
iwconfig wlan0 essid xxxx
You can check with "iwconfig wlan0" if it's set.
 
Old 10-29-2004, 11:55 PM   #6
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you know, I did that (like a million times, I swear).

THere seems to be a conflict within the Control Center of MDK and my CL.

I wish I could uninstall the CC. Maybe it;s time for a new distro.

It works really well when I have an open network. Faster and more stable than MS.

This is my first night totally wireless and MS free...Loving it
 
Old 10-30-2004, 10:46 AM   #7
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Just don't look at the CC. If it doesn't list something and you can see it in the command line the command line is right.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 11:55 AM   #8
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God help us that these are not the only choices... Tried every link on that list. They either don't say anything about signal strength, or they're made to be a tiny little box you can barely read on a high res screen. eeek.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 12:23 AM   #9
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KWiFimanger, Gnome wireless applet and XFCE4 wireless plugin all give me wireless signal strength, as does iwconfig.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 11:42 AM   #10
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Well, I finanly did find one that does it right.

And yes, those 3 all gave me the strength as well. However, a popup window with the words "Link 100%, Level -45db Noise -256db" Does not tell me anything about my % of signal strength.
I finally found some obscure skin change for some plugin related to gkrellm that finally diplays it properly, with a % that says I have 66% of the tolerable noise limit and a connection signal strength of 85%...
 
  


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