Re: [dwm] OT: Wireless in dwm

From: Antoni Grzymala <>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 16:07:19 +0200

Preben Randhol dixit (2009-04-20, 15:52):

> This is somewhat off-topic. I'm totally new to using wireless network. At
> home everything is wired, but i have sometimes the need to use wireless
> when traveling. Now I have an Asus Eee so I can connect. Only problem is
> that the gui tool of xfce4 (or gnome) runs like applets and there are no
> version that is not an applet it seems. So I was wondering if any knows
> any good software/resources to be used with dwm to choose and bring up a
> wireless network. I guess one can make some scripts using the iw tools? I
> have heard one can install a program called trayer to get up the applets,
> but I would prefer not to.

I have a static wpa_supplicant.conf for the wireless networks I
frequently visit so I connect to them automatically whenever they are in
range and I try to use wpa_cli manually to connect to other networks
when roaming (which doesn't happen often).

I kinda vaguely remember someone writing a set of scripts (using dmenu
perhaps) to list and connect to available networks. If they don't exist
then you could go about writing them yourself using above tools.



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