Kwlan
Network
Score 83%
Description:

Network manager for kde.

Allows you to configure different network profiles using all encryptions wpa_supplicant provides (wep, wpa, wpa2 etc) for wireless networks.
Since version 0.4.5 kwlan can connect to unencrypted networks if wpa_supplicant is not available.

Kwlan can also store profiles for wired networks.

Dialup networks can be edited and connected to as well.

Systray icons show connection statistics per interface (can be disabled).

Attention: Since 0.6.0, Kwlan uses kdesu to do administrative tasks so you must be able to run dhclient, ifconfig, wpa_supplicant (see help file)!
New kubuntu binery fixes dependency problems.
Last changelog:

11 years ago

Version 0.6.3:
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- Fixed Bug: Setting to show New Interface Wizard was not stored correctly.
- Fixed Bug: Adding new network from Scanning didn't fill in encryption settings automatically
- Fixed Bug: WPA enabled networks were shown as new if wpa_supplicant was not started
- Fixed Bug: access to pppd was not tested correctly
- Access Dialup networks from context menu of interface systray icon.

Version 0.6.2
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- Added option for ad-hoc networks
- Added option to show commands in kdesu password requests
- Shows signal strength in context menu
- Shows unconfigured networks in context menu to automatically add the scanned networks
- rewritten scanning code independent of wpa_supplicant

jmfv

8 years ago

Hi,

Kwlan is a very nice app, lots of options and fairly easy to setup.

It seems more powerful than Knetworkmanager due to the extensive number of options. For example, it allows the selection of key index in WEP encryption, whereas Knetworkmanager doesn't.

One bug, though. Kwlan allocates more and more memory with time (after about 5h of work, it was taking about 100Mb).

One wish. Kwlan uses Kdesu, that is known not to obey to sudoers file in general (see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/kdebase/+bug/78640). That is annoying, since the user has to type the root password at least twice after each boot. Kdesudo fixes this, so why not moving to kdesudo? Or, like Knetwork, use KWallet, which just requires a user defined password.

Anyway, great app! Congratulations.

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tofo

9 years ago

First I tried "Wireless LAN manager" but WPA did not work and it could connect to non encrypted acces points only.

About to give up trying to get WPA encryption to work on my ThinkPad R51 when I found kwlan.

Did not understand all the "driver" names options and strange window and taskbar icon behaviour. After a reboot it was able to connect using WPA TKIP to a FON router and a DLINK router.

This is what is missing in KDE system settings to deal with wireless.

Please improve the user interface to be used by non experts.

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Daemon-

9 years ago

Hello. I'm naively trying to see what it takes this to work in FreeBSD, because wpa_supplicant is used (no iwconfig though). My first problem is the following:

# make
make all-recursive
Making all in kwlan
if g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I/usr/local/include -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_THREAD_SAFE -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -O2 -Wno-non-virtual-dtor -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -DQT_CLEAN_NAMESPACE -DQT_NO_ASCII_CAST -DQT_NO_STL -DQT_NO_COMPAT -DQT_NO_TRANSLATION -MT configuration.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/configuration.Tpo" -c -o configuration.o configuration.cpp; then mv -f ".deps/configuration.Tpo" ".deps/configuration.Po"; else rm -f ".deps/configuration.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
if g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I/usr/local/include -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_THREAD_SAFE -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -O2 -Wno-non-virtual-dtor -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -DQT_CLEAN_NAMESPACE -DQT_NO_ASCII_CAST -DQT_NO_STL -DQT_NO_COMPAT -DQT_NO_TRANSLATION -MT dialup.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/dialup.Tpo" -c -o dialup.o dialup.cpp; then mv -f ".deps/dialup.Tpo" ".deps/dialup.Po"; else rm -f ".deps/dialup.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
if g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I/usr/local/include -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_THREAD_SAFE -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -O2 -Wno-non-virtual-dtor -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -DQT_CLEAN_NAMESPACE -DQT_NO_ASCII_CAST -DQT_NO_STL -DQT_NO_COMPAT -DQT_NO_TRANSLATION -MT dialupclass.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/dialupclass.Tpo" -c -o dialupclass.o dialupclass.cpp; then mv -f ".deps/dialupclass.Tpo" ".deps/dialupclass.Po"; else rm -f ".deps/dialupclass.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
dialupclass.cpp:302: warning: unused parameter 'proc'
if g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I/usr/local/include -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_THREAD_SAFE -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -O2 -Wno-non-virtual-dtor -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -DQT_CLEAN_NAMESPACE -DQT_NO_ASCII_CAST -DQT_NO_STL -DQT_NO_COMPAT -DQT_NO_TRANSLATION -MT kdialup.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/kdialup.Tpo" -c -o kdialup.o kdialup.cpp; then mv -f ".deps/kdialup.Tpo" ".deps/kdialup.Po"; else rm -f ".deps/kdialup.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
In file included from kdialup.cpp:24:
kdialupstatusdlg.h:24:27: error: kdialupstatus.h: No such file or directory
In file included from kdialup.cpp:25:
kwlaninterface.h:24:19: error: kwlan.h: No such file or directory
In file included from kwlaninterface.h:27,
from kdialup.cpp:25:
kuserdatarequestdlg.h:24:30: error: kuserdatarequest.h: No such file or directory
In file included from kdialup.cpp:25:
kwlaninterface.h:41:29: error: linux/netdevice.h: No such file or directory
In file included from kdialup.cpp:30:
kdialupconfigdlg.h:24:27: error: kdialupconfig.h: No such file or directory
In file included from kdialup.cpp:31:
kdialupconnectdlg.h:24:28: error: kdialupconnect.h: No such file or directory
In file included from kdialup.cpp:24:
kdialupstatusdlg.h:30: error: expected class-name before '{' token
kdialupstatusdlg.h:34: error: 'WFlags' has not been declared
In file included from kwlaninterface.h:27,
from kdialup.cpp:25:
kuserdatarequestdlg.h:29: error: expected class-name before '{' token
kuserdatarequestdlg.h:33: error: 'WFlags' has not been declared
In file included from kwlaninterface.h:30,
from kdialup.cpp:25:
kwlanmainwin.h:44: error: expected class-name before '{' token
kwlanmainwin.h:48: error: 'WFlags' has not been declared
In file included from kdialup.cpp:25:
kwlaninterface.h:248: error: field 'm_devInfo' has incomplete type
In file included from kdialup.cpp:30:
kdialupconfigdlg.h:35: error: expected class-name before '{' token
kdialupconfigdlg.h:39: error: 'WFlags' has not been declared
In file included from kdialup.cpp:31:
kdialupconnectdlg.h:27: error: expected class-name before '{' token
kdialupconnectdlg.h:31: error: 'WFlags' has not been declared
kdialup.cpp: In member function 'void KDialup::connectNetwork(QString)':
kdialup.cpp:76: error: 'class KDialupConnectDlg' has no member named 'leUser'
kdialup.cpp:77: error: 'class KDialupConnectDlg' has no member named 'lePassword'
kdialup.cpp:78: error: 'class KDialupConnectDlg' has no member named 'cbSavePassword'
kdialup.cpp:79: error: 'class KDialupConnectDlg' has no member named 'exec'
kdialup.cpp:82: error: 'class KDialupConnectDlg' has no member named 'cbSavePassword'
kdialup.cpp:83: error: 'class KDialupConnectDlg' has no member named 'leUser'
kdialup.cpp:84: error: 'class KDialupConnectDlg' has no member named 'lePassword'
kdialup.cpp: In member function 'void KDialup::slotConnect()':
kdialup.cpp:109: error: no matching function for call to 'KDialup::connect(KDialup* const, const char [19], KDialupStatusDlg*&, const char [19])'
/usr/local/include/qobject.h:116: note: candidates are: static bool QObject::connect(const QObject*, const char*, const QObject*, const char*)
/usr/local/include/qobject.h:226: note: bool QObject::connect(const QObject*, const char*, const char*) const
kdialup.cpp:110: error: no matching function for call to 'KDialup::connect(KDialupStatusDlg*&, const char [28], KDialup* const, const char [28])'
/usr/local/include/qobject.h:116: note: candidates are: static bool QObject::connect(const QObject*, const char*, const QObject*, const char*)
/usr/local/include/qobject.h:226: note: bool QObject::connect(const QObject*, const char*, const char*) const
kdialup.cpp:111: error: no matching function for call to 'KDialup::connect(KDialup* const, const char [25], KDialupStatusDlg*&, const char [9])'
/usr/local/include/qobject.h:116: note: candidates are: static bool QObject::connect(const QObject*, const char*, const QObject*, const char*)
/usr/local/include/qobject.h:226: note: bool QObject::connect(const QObject*, const char*, const char*) const
kdialup.cpp:119: error: 'class KDialupStatusDlg' has no member named 'show'
kdialup.cpp:120: error: 'class KDialupStatusDlg' has no member named 'exec'
*** Error code 1

Stop in /root/wlan/kwlan-0.6.3/kwlan.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /root/wlan/kwlan-0.6.3.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /root/wlan/kwlan-0.6.3.


I suppose this is a problem generated as a consequence of the configure script, because I don't think you just simply forgot to include the headers in the tarball. Any hints?

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chrisg

9 years ago

Hi,
i use kwlan for both wired and wireless networks, where it works great.

But now I'm trying to configure my PCMCIA-UMTS card, and I cannot get the initstring to work:

It needs to be
ATCGDONT+1,"IP","APN"
but i cannot get the "s. I tried escaping them both with \" and \42, but they seem to dissappear:

Feb 3 22:57:01 sally chat[8298]: send (AT+CGDCONT=1,IP,internet.eplus.de^M)
Feb 3 22:57:02 sally chat[8298]: expect (OK)
Feb 3 22:57:02 sally chat[8298]: ^M
Feb 3 22:57:02 sally chat[8298]: AT+CGDCONT=1,IP,internet.eplus.de^M^M
Feb 3 22:57:02 sally chat[8298]: ERROR^M
Feb 3 22:57:05 sally chat[8298]: SIGHUP

without the init string the connection works fine, but I would not be able to swap SIM-Cards...

Anyone got a clue for me?

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chrisg

9 years ago

I forgot, this is kwlan 0.6.3 on Debian/lenny.

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VandorTsab

10 years ago

Hi!

When I start kwlan it said:

Kwlan was unable to
Start WPA Supplicant
This may be caused by system misconfiguration e.g. absence of the utility called or incorrect parameters passed. Please check this and try again.

I use ubuntu 7.04 and the latest kwlan from here. I've installed wpa_supplicant and in it's doc it said that daemon mode in wpa_supplicant is obsolate so I have to make it manualy if I want to use it in daemon mode. I've made it but nothing changed in kwlan.
I use ipw3945 wlan card.
I like this app and don't want to change to sg else...

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Hairball

10 years ago

Check your wpa_supplicant.conf or kwlan.eth* for missing characters, bad spelling etc... Ive found that that is what causes that error for me.... especially after manually changing the file, I sometimes forget to leave a "}" or "{" somewhere....
hope that helps.
Craig

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mancide

10 years ago

I have the same problem on SuSE 10.1 KDE 3.5.7.
I get "Could not find out your username ..."

And then kwlan wants to start wpa_supplicant (which is already running btw)
using the command "/usr/sbin/wpa_supplicant -iwlan0 -Dndiswrappe -c/home/tom/.kde/share/config/kwlan.wlan0 -B"

I think there is a 'r' missing from ndiswrapper...

why???

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Hairball

10 years ago

You shouldn't need to run wpa_supplicant [the actual service itself] on startup while using kwlan.
KWlan runs [as i understand it] it runs its "own version of wpa_supplicant" and having the two running causes dramas. Its either that or it starts wpa_supplicant itsself using its own config files [kwlan.eth0 etc]rather than the standard wpa_supplicant.conf...
So best to turn off wpa supplicant and stop it from starting up on startup in the services.
Also yeah, i think there is a "r" missing in that startup command. can you correct it?

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mancide

10 years ago

I think the command is generated by kwlan, so I think the kwlan would need a fix.
Unless you can tell me where to change alter the command.

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tmichel

10 years ago

Hi,

did you install from source or are you using binaries?

I checked the source code and tested under kubuntu, there is no r missing and the end of -Dndiswrapper here.

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pupil

10 years ago

available here:
http://repos.opensuse.org/KDE:/Community
and at my website.

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trevi55

10 years ago

Cool new version with wpa support available at http://3v1n0.tuxfamily.org/dists/edgy/3v1n0/

Bye!

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trevi55

10 years ago

Ops, sorry this post wasn't for this app :P

Anyway I host your package at that link too ^_^

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bugmenot

10 years ago

Kdesu seem to ignore the /etc/sudeoers file, so is'nt possible to configure the system for use without password.
It's possible to make an option for choose the custom program (sudo / kdesu)?

Another issue (in gentoo):
every time you start kwlan you get a warning: "Impossible to find your user name..." i think is needed an option for ignore this problem, like for dialup and wpa warnings.

good, program guy! bye

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artic

10 years ago

Yes ,i have the same issue in gentoo.
When kde startup show a window "user information ....." .

Other problem is in the first startup , kde request for root password when the wlan is already conected.

Good program , congratulations !!!

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peterpalm

10 years ago

To use sudo (ant thus /etc/sudoers) in kdesudo, put the following in ~/.kde/share/config/kdesurc (which probably doesn't exist yet)

[super-user-command]
super-user-command=sudo

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qdlaty

10 years ago

Aside of issue with kdesu that you should already have fixed problem with username and "Cannot determine your access rights." message can be solved by creation "dip" group and adding proper user to that group.

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fvn

10 years ago

Hi, Very happy with your app. I have 1 remarks:
1. I use it on my business laptop where I connect to 6 different networks. Each time I boot my laptop I need to give the root password for every adapter because I have 1 profile where I have to run a script as root after connect. 1 time should be enough and only if this profile is used.

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landjalan

10 years ago

when will this be available in gentoo ?



thx a lot

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bram85

10 years ago

I updated the ebuild to kwlan-0.6.0, grab it here:

http://www.xs4all.nl/~schoenb/stuff/kwlan-0.6.0.ebuild

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linux3114a

10 years ago

kwlan-0.6.0-1.lotus.i586.rpm
at
http://home.scarlet.be/raoul.linux/lotus.html

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kennyX

10 years ago

Hi,

When try to install the ubuntu package I get the following error.

dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of kwlan:
kwlan depends on kdelibs4c2a (>= 4:3.5.5-1); however:
Version of kdelibs4c2a on system is 4:3.5.5-0ubuntu3.1.

I looked it up and the 4:3.5.5-1 is a feisty package not an edgy one. How did you upgrade to this version?

I got an other idea fo rthe app. You now show all the access points in that are somehow configured, could you make it so that only the available accesspoint are given, and the hidden accesspoints?

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tmichel

10 years ago

Hi,

it might be because I have the current KDE 3.5.6 and the KDE 4 Beta 2 on my system. I' ll try to compile on a clean system this weekend.

Regarding the available networks: Good idea, I'll have a look into it.

Regards,

Tom.

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mpapet

10 years ago

Hi,

Overall an excellent start, but I ran into some issues.

1. releasing a connection doesn't work. Don't know why.

2. It's not clear that you must have a sudo setup or "kdesu kwlan" to start to make it work. Perhaps adding a reminder to the error messages when calling iwconfig (or others) fails?

3. The wireless access point scanning needs to show quality. There's an entry for it in the gui, but no statistics show. Iwlist show statistics properly.

4. The wireless access point scanning needs to detect whether or not there's WEP enabled.

5. Profiles don't update on the GUI after adding a wireless connection from the scan dialog box. If I close and reopen at the kicker my new wireless entry is there, so it's created right. The gui needs a refresh though.

FYI: I'm on Debian Etch with madwifi card.

LOVE this application. Thank you!

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11 years ago

Version 0.6.3:
-------------
- Fixed Bug: Setting to show New Interface Wizard was not stored correctly.
- Fixed Bug: Adding new network from Scanning didn't fill in encryption settings automatically
- Fixed Bug: WPA enabled networks were shown as new if wpa_supplicant was not started
- Fixed Bug: access to pppd was not tested correctly
- Access Dialup networks from context menu of interface systray icon.

Version 0.6.2
-------------
- Added option for ad-hoc networks
- Added option to show commands in kdesu password requests
- Shows signal strength in context menu
- Shows unconfigured networks in context menu to automatically add the scanned networks
- rewritten scanning code independent of wpa_supplicant

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