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Re: F10 wireless question

On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 09:43:45PM -0800, Peter Gordon wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-12-02 at 20:34 -0500, fred smith wrote:
> > 1. the very first time I got a wireless connection I stumbled over
> > an app that shows a bar graph of signal strengths for all the wireless
> > APs in reception range. I can't figure out where or how I found it,
> > and I've looked at every network-related item I can find on the menus.
> > Where is it hiding?
> You're probably referring to the NetworkManager applet. If you click on
> it in your system tray (near the upper right corner of the screen by
> default), it will show you a list of all available APs in the area as
> well as other network options (such as VPNS, if any are configured).
> At first if you're not connected, the icon will look somewhat like two
> computers with a red "X" between them. Once you are connected, it will
> be a small bar graph showing your current connection's signal strength.
> > 2. This may be the same issue: I can't figure out how to select, on
> > the fly, which wireless AP I want to connect to. The only way I've found
> > to switch from one to another (when both are in range) is to edit the
> > connection settings to disable the one that's currently up and enable
> > the one I want to switch to, then log off and back on. There must be
> > a better way.
> Once you find the applet, you merely need to click it to show available
> APs, then simply select (again, by clicking) the AP you wish to connect
> with, and it will automagically disconnect from your current AP and
> reconnect to the AP you chose.
> Hope that helps.

Peter, yes it does help. Thanks a lot! I'd tried everything BUT left-click
on that icon. Duh!

Thanks again!

---- Fred Smith -- fredex fcshome stoneham ma us -----------------------------
   "For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged 
   sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; 
              it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart."  
---------------------------- Hebrews 4:12 (niv) ------------------------------

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