[dev] Fwd: OT:GUI wireless connections management?

From: Ilya Ilembitov <ilembitov_AT_ya.ru>
Date: Sun, 30 May 2010 03:01:24 +0400

Hi, all.I wanted to ask for an advice.

Being a laptop user, I have to swtich between wireless networks quite frequently, and often I have to connect to the new networks. So, I am in need of a tool that would allow me to automatize the whole routine: provide me with a list of networks, allow me to select the one to connect, find out the type of encryption and actually connect to it (prompting me for the encryption key, if needed) - since I don't think that I'll be able to memorize all the wpa_supplicant options to use it fluently (i.e. without having to read the manpage each time I want to connect to a new network).

The current options that I am aware of:

1. Networkmanager - ties a lot of dependencies and is not quite stable

2. wicd - has a ncurses flavour, I'll probably give it a try.

3. connman (that thing that is used in Moblin/Meego) - quite young and I haven't heard much of it, and whether it could be used outside of its original environment. Although I believe I have read somewhere that E17 people were trying to make a EFL GUi to it, so probably it's rather flexible.

Any other options? I was hoping that someone has already come up with a custom solution that would integrate into dwm/dmenu environment nicely.

wbr, Ilembitov
Received on Sat May 29 2010 - 23:01:24 UTC

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