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Old 08-16-2004, 10:55 AM   #1
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Is there a graphical wireless management tool (like Windows has)?

I'm running Fedora Core 2 on a Dell Inspiron 1100 with a Dell TrueMobile 1300 802.11b/g card. The card is running fine under ndiswrapper.

I'd like to take my laptop out & about to different hotspots in the area. But I don't always know what SSID to use at these locations. And, at one place, I have a plaintext code to use to generate the WEP key, but not the WEP key itself.

In XP, there is a single place I can go to view the available wireless connections, pick one to use, and configure my system for it.

Is there a similar program available for Linux (preferably that will run in Gnome, since Fedora installed it by default)? I'm sure I could use a combination of a wifi sniffer and iwconfig, but I'd prefer an integrated solution.
Old 08-16-2004, 05:19 PM   #2
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In linux there is always more then one choice, the problem is which is the best.

would you be so kind to post here your evaluation
Old 08-18-2004, 09:12 PM   #3
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Wouldn't you know it? I finally get wireless working well under Linux and the hard drive on my laptop died.

Dell is sending a replacement my way, and I'll be sure to follow up on this post when I'm back up & running.


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