Wireless recommendations

Paul Lemmons paul.lemmons at tmcaz.com
Mon Mar 12 21:33:46 UTC 2007

At one time I had Fedora/KDE on my laptop. I later replaced Fedora with 
that *other* OS simply because wireless was so painful. That was a long 
time ago and it appears things have changed. I think I am ready to 
switch back now but before I go through that effort, I would like to 
have some confirmation that the pain has been eliminated.

The laptop is a Dell 600m with an Intel ProSet 2200BG wireless adapter. 
I travel with the laptop so configuring it for a single network with a 
single network key is not any good for me. Having to manually 
reconfigure every time I go to a new location is also not any good 
either. What I really want is to be able open it up, have it resume from 
suspend or boot and recognize that there are networks in the area. If it 
finds one that it has seen before, connect to it. If not, give me 
something to select from. Though not an absolute, it would also be very 
handy if it did PEAP as well so that I can connect at work.

I can see the open part of the driver is already in the kernel and the 
proprietary part of the driver is now available via yum at livna. That 
is cool. I have never used network manager but it looks like it might do 
what I am looking for. If there is a better way to do this, I would love 
to hear it.

Anyway, as I said, I am looking for success stories and a nudge in a 
right direction. I guess I am also looking for for any red flags, pit 
falls or horror stories.


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