[TriLUG] Wireless Roaming in Ubuntu
jeff at jefftickle.com
Mon Jul 18 20:20:18 EDT 2005
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Randall Barlow wrote:
> How do I get Ubuntu to figure out which wireless AP I am in range of and
> automatically connect to that one without having to go into the
> properties window and manually change the profile? I seem to recall
> some kind of list of AP's that iwconfig looks through upon booting, but
> I can't seem to find info about it right now. Thanks!
I think if you go into the configuration and set the ESSID to "any" it
will automatically connect to that AP. However, if you're managing
things like multiple WEP keys for different secure networks (like if you
want it to autodetect between "work" and "home") I don't think you can
do that easily.
There's some network applet being developed for Gnome that will let you
basically right-click an icon in the panel and it'll show all the
networks around you, their power, and you can save WEP keys associated
with them, but I don't think it's stable or available in Ubuntu yet.
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