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Re: any plans to make wireless more user-friendly in Fedora 9?

On 10/22/07, Mike C <mike cohler gmail com> wrote:
> Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot <at> laposte.net> writes:
> >
> >
> > Le Lun 22 octobre 2007 11:36, Valent Turkovic a écrit :
> >
> > > Please make it on by default also for DVD install images.
> >
> > Till it works for all the systems Fedora targets (including those with
> > no permanent GUI session that also need network/wifi connexion) the
> > answer is no.
> Having recently got wpa_supplicant working in F7 with ipw2200 and another
> machine with iwl3945, I am now definitely a fan of wpa_supplicant as opposed to
> NM. I can configure a machine to bring up a wireless connection at boot now and
> it will connect either at home or at work - and that is ideal for a user that
> wants to boot and then load a browser and work with the web or then do office
> stuff. The many people who have made the in-kernel drivers, wpa_supplicant and
> NM as well ought to be congratulated on getting this into a working state.
> However there are further developments yet to be done - getting rt2x00 and ath5k
> working would be another huge step forward.

Can you give a little how-to or a link to resources you used to setup
wpa_supplicant to work at home and office?

> Yes, I can configure the necessary admin side in the background but the
> non-technical user sometimes would prefer not even to have to select a wireless
> AP from the NM menu.

My my family members I can see that choosing a network via some menue
(winxp or NM) is something they can handle but setting up a new
network connection for each one and then switching from one to other
is not in their domain...

> I have several family members who are F7 fans now but are definitely not
> technical when it comes to installing or setting up the system.


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