How to scan for wifi hotspots?

Drexx Laggui drexxl at
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> 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
> Linux?
> 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:

Drexx Laggui - TLCA #11841; 4x4PH #11
Metro Manila, Philippines

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