Cooking with Linux - Wherefore Art Thou, Oh Access Point?

Worse than a fallen souffl�is a wireless card with no Linux driver. Save the dinner for your guests with a few handy utilities.


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Wireless Assistant Anomolies

Doc Kinne's picture

I'm constantly on the prowl for wireless utilities, etc. for Linux since I consider it the weakest part of the system I use daily. This article, Marcel, looked great!

I downloaded Wireless Assistant 0.5.5 from the Debian apt repository, and as far as I can tell, it installed correctly. What is confusing me more than almost anything else I've ever encountered is that I only seem to have half the functionality that you describe. I have no "Detect" button and no "Configure" button. I wuld normally think this might be version differences, but I can't understand why half the functionality would be deleted from this utility.

I'm using Debian Linux, Etch version, and KDE 3.5.

Great wifi tools

zeugma's picture


I've installed both wlanassistant and netgo today. They both absolutely rock! They are excellent solutions for managing wireless network connections.

If the two programs could be combined into one, they'd be perfect. I'm going to be testing them both out extensively.
Thanks for pointing them out. Dealing with multiple wireless connections was a big complaint of my wife on her laptop. Now she has one less thing to complain about :-)