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



On Tue, 2007-10-23 at 20:41 +0200, Valent Turkovic wrote:
> 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?

Usually you specify multiple network blocks in the conf file and as long
as ap_scan=1 wpa_supplicant will pick the first one that it can match to
some scan results.

Dan

> 
> >
> > 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.
> 
> Great!
> 
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