How to scan for wifi hotspots?
drexxl at gmail.com
Fri Dec 24 20:42:46 UTC 2004
25Dec2004 (UTC +8)
Colin, you'd better off using Wellenreiter.
On Fri, 24 Dec 2004 12:38:05 -0800, Colin Brace <cwb at lim.nl> wrote:
> Hi all,
> How does one get online via public wireless access points in cafés and
> so on an ad hoc basis? My laptop is running Core 2; iwconfig and
> system-config-network recognize the wireless card, but I don't know how
> to obtain the SSID and so forth at a given location. Mac and Win users
> seem to have software which automatically detects a hotspot and brings
> up a connection; is anything with comparable functionality available for
> KDE WiFi Manager looks like it might offer something along these lines,
> but the last Red Hat RPM is from April 2003 for RH8 and obviously
> doesn't install under Fedora. See:
> I tried compiling it from source but got error messages.
> The GNOME Wireless Applet also looks promising but the project web page
> hasn't been updated for two years, so it looks like it is in deep
> hibernation: http://gwifiapplet.sourceforge.net/
Drexx Laggui - TLCA #11841; 4x4PH #11
Metro Manila, Philippines
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