Wifi-radar

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Introduction

WiFi-radar enables you to scan for available networks and create profiles for your preferred networks. At boot time, running WiFi Radar will automatically scan for an available preferred network and connect to it. You can drag and drop your preferred networks to arrange the profile priority.

Installation

  1. Download and install WiFi-radar from the repositories.
  2. Right-click the item under Menu --> Internet, select Edit Item
  3. Check Run as different user, enter "root" (without quotes).
  4. Delete "gksudo -S" from the box next to Command so it reads only /usr/sbin/wifi-radar, then save and exit.
  5. Consider adding an icon to the panel if you need to access it frequently.
  6. Enter Wifi-radar by clicking on the menu item and entering your root password. You can also enter through Konsole as root, or by right-clicking the desktop, selecting Run Command..., entering wifi-radar, checking Run as different user, and entering your password.

Setup and use

  1. The interface is pretty self-explanatory. Highlight the network you want to use from the list of the ones detected and click "Connect."
  2. If the network is already configured in your system, WiFi-Radar will obtain an IP address and you will be connected. If the network is new, you will be asked if you want to configure it. Say "Yes," enter any required security keys or passwords (see also WPA), and click "Save." Then click "Connect."
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