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Old 06-14-2005, 04:37 PM   #1
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Best wireless management software?


Im running FC3 on my easynote M55 Packard Bell laptop. I have some weird OEM wireless card that i eventually managed to get working using ndiswrapper.

I have been able to get it to work for going on the internet etc on one access point in my college.

I'm looking for something that will allow me to select an SSID from a list, double click on it and **poof** im connected.

Because i've only just learnt how to set up the wireless card, i'm probably missing out on something anyway, but i can get the card to be recognised by kwifi (although the strength bar doesn't move)

So, what good software is there to allow me to connect to networks that works with ndiswrapper?

Thanks folks!
Old 06-14-2005, 04:41 PM   #2
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Most cards don't support scan mode through ndiswrapper: in other words, it can't get a list of access points. I could be wrong, but this is how I understand the current state of ndiswrapper.
Old 06-15-2005, 02:19 AM   #3
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I can get a list of access points

The list of the available access points comes up in KWifiManager and also if i do iwlist scan (with more detail)

I just want an easy way to connect to them, since trying to connect to the SSID "Boarding House" doesn't work due to the space...

So if i can scan - which wifi managers are available?

Old 06-15-2005, 06:22 AM   #4
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Well I don't know about such a program cause I don't use it but does it perhaps help to quote the ssid when you set it or use a slash to escape the space, like this:
iwconfig wlan0 essid "Boarding House"
iwconfig wlan0 essid Boarding\ House"


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