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Old 12-04-2004, 11:15 PM   #1
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Cool apps for changing networks...


What is the best way to change wireless networks? Through applications or iwconfig? Thanks for any replies.
 
Old 12-05-2004, 02:00 AM   #2
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KDE has an application called KWifiManager or something very similar which handles that stuff. Yes you can also use iwconfig to do that also.

With iwconfig, changing the SSID would be as follows:
Code:
# iwconfig ethx essid <ssid name of router, etc>
The 'x' in 'ethx' is either a 0, 1, 2, whatever you have - pull it up with
Code:
# ifconfig
You can scan for networks broadcasting their SSIDs with the following command:
Code:
# iwlist ethx scanning

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Old 12-05-2004, 02:37 AM   #3
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cool, thanks. In kwifimanager all you have to do is set up the different configs and use them?
 
Old 12-05-2004, 02:54 AM   #4
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Yes, I believe so. Go download it via your RPM Installation Program (it's different for various distro's). Perhaps you can try
Code:
# urpmi KWifiManager
It is a GUI that handles your wireless configurations. It works only for KDE 3.x, and here is the website.

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Old 12-05-2004, 05:40 PM   #5
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Got it, thanks alot.
 
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