Wireless Assistant
Network
Description:

Wireless Assistant (wlassistant) is a small application that allows you to connect to wireless networks.

* MAIN FEATURES:
- WPA-PSK Encryption Support (WPA/WPA2)
- WEP Encryption Support
- Not Broadcasted ("hidden") ESSIDs Support
- Per Network (AP) Configuration Profiles
- Automatic (DHCP, both dhcpcd and dhclient) and manual configuration options.
- Connection status monitoring.

* MAIN REQUIREMENTS:
- wireless-tools 27 or newer (with iwlib)
- dhcpcd or dhclient
- sudo
- wpa_supplicant with wpa_cli for WPA-PSK support

* Example sudo config: If you want to e.g. allow all users from some group to use wlassistant, add the following line to your /etc/sudoers:
%{group_name} ALL=NOPASSWD: {path_to_kde}/bin/wlassistant

* MADWIFI WPA-PSK: If your card uses a madwifi driver, make sure it's madwifi-ng.
* NDISWRAPPER WPA-PSK: make sure you use ndiswrapper version newer than 1.13.

Changelog:

9 years ago

*** RELEASE 0.5.7:
* NOTE: This release includes some brand new or rewritten features. Please submit bugs to sf.net page and comments/votes here. Thanks!

* NEW: Finally WPA-PSK support (WPA/WPA2, please test and report in case of problems!)
* NEW/FIX: Rewritten, completely new connection state detection (please comment!)
* NEW: Optional grouping of APs with the same ESSID
* FIX: UI refinements
* FIX: hide encryption keys in console output and edit dialogs
* FIX: Connection using dhclient fails
* FIX: don't check for connection while wizard is running
* FIX: remove default gateway upon disconnection if not managed by DHCP client
* FIX: updated Polish translation (with help from riklaunim)
* FIX: Many internal changes, more stable

11 years ago

linpin

hi,
is there any way to add a wpa_psk passphrase to an account?
i don`t like wep keys.
thanx
linpin

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

Hi!
Unfortunately not. wlassistant is based on wirless-tools which don't support this and I'm not planning to implement it in the foreseeable future. Not enough time.

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11 years ago

paul

I had to use --prefix=/usr/kde/3.4 on my gentoo 2005.0 system, if not it complaind about missing KDE-headers. Worth mentioning maybe :)

--Paul

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11 years ago

gnemmi

I've just uploaded wlassistant rpms for Conectiva 10 to sourceforge /incoming

Feel free to distribute them if you want.

They can also be found at my homepage www.linuxdicas.com.ar/caleb/rpm/

see ya :)

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

Thank you!
I uploaded them on SF.net, but there are unfortunately no more download slots at kde-apps so... they'll have to wait a day or two til I create a dedicated download page...
Thanks again!

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11 years ago

mwonrust

Hi,

As I'm travelling between different wifi networks, I was really waiting for this great app!! Unfortunately I'm not able to enter WEP keys and consequently I'm not able to connect to WEP protected wireless networks. As mentioned previously the buttons to add WEP keys are blanked out. I installed 0.3.7 both via source and the provided rpm for SuSE 9.2 / KDE3.4.

Let me know if you need more info from me.

Cheers,
Marc

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11 years ago

mwonrust

ooppss...forget what I said about not being able to enter WEP-keys. I found out it CAN be done :-)

That being said, I'm still not succeeding in connecting to wireless networks. I'm running WirelessAssistent as root and entered the keys correctly. Still have to go through Yast and enter the applicable values to connect, which works OK then.

Again, if you need more info, just let me know.

Good luck,
Marc

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11 years ago

XamDM

Maybe jou are able to support dhclient, so that distributions like debian and (k)ubuntu can laso use this great app

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

Hi! I've sent you an email regarding this. Hope your email in kde-apps profile is valid.

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11 years ago

liquidat

Nice program :)

Here is a fc3 rpm pcakage:
http://www.personal.uni-jena.de/~p1woro/rpms/wlassistant-0.3.7-0.1.i386.rpm

Please report bugs to me.

liquidat

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

Thanks!
I put the rpm you made on sf and added as one of the "Download" links. Hope you don't mind. Thx a lot!

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11 years ago

liquidat

I recognized that I cannot use some functions of wlassistant because it depends on dhcpcd - is there no possibility to change this behaviour to dhclient?
Fedora/Red Hat does not use the dhcpcd system and does not provide any packages with dhcpcd.

liquidat

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11 years ago

EazyVG

Is there 64bit rpm available for SuSE 9.2 + KDE 3.4?

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11 years ago

jcw

Multiple device detection works for me here, thanks a lot!
Next problem for me is that almost all networks I use don't broadcast their essid and thus are not detected by iwlist scan. Perhaps at some point an option for manually applying previously saved settings could be added?
Thanks for your great work,

Joost

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11 years ago

Spooky

wlassistant.cpp: In member function `virtual void WirelessAssistant::parseScan()':
wlassistant.cpp:331: Error: `then' undeclared (first use this function)
wlassistant.cpp:331: Error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in.)
wlassistant.cpp:331: Error: expected `;' vor "qualInt"

i think that tells all....

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

Ooops... that's fixed. Just redownload the source package.

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11 years ago

Spooky

ok it works fine now :)
but there is one warning from my compiler... there is easy to fix
but its not important
netlistviewitem.h:70:4: Warning: no newline at end of file

i hope you can understand my english :D
greats from germany...

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11 years ago

shades

i can't even compile the program :(
i'm using gentoo 2.6.11-gentoo-r4, kde3.4
how to i pass a prefix to configure? i've tried --prefix=/usr/kde/3.4 because it was trying to use /usr/kde/3.3 and configure accepts it but when i do make...
ake all-recursive
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/maia/programas/wirelessassistant/wlassistant-0.3.6'
Making all in po
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/maia/programas/wirelessassistant/wlassistant-0.3.6/po'
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/maia/programas/wirelessassistant/wlassistant-0.3.6/po'
Making all in src
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/maia/programas/wirelessassistant/wlassistant-0.3.6/src'
if g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I/usr/kde/3.4/include -I/usr/qt/3/include -I. -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_REENTRANT -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wwrite-strings -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wconversion -Wchar-subscripts -O2 -Wformat-security -Wmissing-format-attribute -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -MT main.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/main.Tpo" -c -o main.o main.cpp; \
then mv -f ".deps/main.Tpo" ".deps/main.Po"; else rm -f ".deps/main.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
In file included from main.cpp:22:
wlassistant.h:24:21: ui_main.h: No such file or directory
wlassistant.h:25:22: waconfig.h: No such file or directory
In file included from main.cpp:22:
wlassistant.h:34: error: parse error before `{' token
wlassistant.h:35: error: virtual outside class declaration
wlassistant.h:35: error: non-member function `const char* className()' cannot
have `const' method qualifier
wlassistant.h:35: error: virtual outside class declaration
wlassistant.h:35: error: virtual outside class declaration
wlassistant.h:35: error: virtual outside class declaration
wlassistant.h:35: error: virtual outside class declaration
wlassistant.h: In function `QObject* qObject()':
wlassistant.h:35: error: invalid use of `this' in non-member function
wlassistant.h: At global scope:
wlassistant.h:35: error: parse error before `private'
wlassistant.h:40: error: destructors must be member functions
wlassistant.h:45: error: parse error before `public'
wlassistant.h:48: error: virtual outside class declaration
wlassistant.h:49: error: virtual outside class declaration
wlassistant.h:50: error: virtual outside class declaration
wlassistant.h: In function `QString getKey(int, bool)':
wlassistant.h:56: error: `WaSettings' undeclared (first use this function)
wlassistant.h:56: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once for
each function it appears in.)
wlassistant.h:56: error: parse error before `::' token
wlassistant.h:61: error: incomplete type 'WirelessAssistant' cannot be used to
name a scope
wlassistant.h:62: error: incomplete type 'WirelessAssistant' cannot be used to
name a scope
wlassistant.h: At global scope:
wlassistant.h:69: error: parse error before `protected'
wlassistant.h:87: error: parse error before `protected'
wlassistant.h:90: error: virtual outside class declaration
wlassistant.h:91: error: virtual outside class declaration
wlassistant.h:92: error: virtual outside class declaration
wlassistant.h:93: error: virtual outside class declaration
wlassistant.h:94: error: virtual outside class declaration
wlassistant.h:95: error: parse error before `}' token
main.cpp: In function `int main(int, char**)':
main.cpp:48: error: `mainWin' undeclared (first use this function)
main.cpp:50: error: parse error before `(' token
/usr/qt/3/include/qstringlist.h: At top level:
wlassistant.h:35: warning: `bool qt_static_property(QObject*, int, int,
QVariant*)' declared `static' but never defined
wlassistant.h:35: warning: `QMetaObject* staticMetaObject()' declared `static'
but never defined
wlassistant.h:35: warning: `QString tr(const char*, const char*)' declared
`static' but never defined
wlassistant.h:35: warning: `QString trUtf8(const char*, const char*)' declared
`static' but never defined
wlassistant.h:42: warning: `QString getPath(QString, bool)' declared `static'
but never defined
wlassistant.h:43: warning: `QString getVal(QString, QString, QString, QString,
int)' declared `static' but never defined
wlassistant.h:53: warning: `QString getKey(int, bool)' defined but not used
cc1plus: Permission denied: opening dependency file .deps/main.Tpo
make[2]: *** [main.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/maia/programas/wirelessassistant/wlassistant-0.3.6/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/maia/programas/wirelessassistant/wlassistant-0.3.6'

please help :)
i'm waiting for something like that for a long time.untill now i've only used kwirelessmonitor but its only for monitoring...

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11 years ago

XamDM

same Problem here
Kubuntu (hoary 5.04)

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

Hi!
It seems you forgot to run 'make -f Makefile.cvs' before running configure. Once you do it, everything should compile w/out problems.

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11 years ago

mlong

I really like your app. As you rightly point out, there's been no such graphical program for Linux.

At any rate, I was having some troubles and I made some code changes to suit my needs. In the keeping with the open source mentality, I'd happily send you my changes, if you'd like them; I'm sure these things would be trivial for you to add, but I needed them so I just jumped in myself.

The list is below my sig.

Completed:
==========
1) Added a "channel" column and pass the channel along to the iwconfig [don't ask me why, but the intel i2200BG driver I'm using needs the channel set to connect properly. IBM t42 thinkpad]

2) My iwlist scan doesn't give a "Quality", so I added a test to see if the returned value was 0, if so, I switch over to using the Signal strength (which works just fine for me).

To do:
======
3) There seem to be some bugs in the WEP key maintenance. I'm still working through those:

(AFAICT) the UI doesn't know a valid key has been entered and continues to pop-up the "enter a key" dialog endlessly. Also I'm unable to enter a new WEP key into the "defined WEP keys" through the configuration dialog -- the Add button is always disabled. I suspect these bugs have something to do with having _no_ keys defined (as I'm a new user) such that you didn't encounter this. A "hint" that I'm following is an error message "QGArray::find: Index 0 out of range" which periodically appears when keys are being managed.

If I get around to it:
=======================
4) dhcpcd no longer is distributed in the fedora distributions (has been removed from NetworkManager) and dhclient is the preferred dhclient. I installed dhcpcd and it works just fine, but it'd be nice to support dhclient... if I get around to it...

5) Show currently connected AP in bold (or something)

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11 years ago

sirtalon

#2 would help me since my wireless card doesn't report the quality either, though it does report the signal.

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

Hi! Thanks for that!
I've sent you an email, hope the address in your kde-apps profile is valid.
Thx again!

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11 years ago

desicrew

will this utility work w/ ndiswrapper

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

is is totally wireless-tools dependant, so if your card works with them, so it should with this app. :) Good luck!
Could you please actually write me an email with your experiences using this app and ndiswrapper? Thx.

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