Wireless Assistant
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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

gnemmi

conectiva rpms for 0.3.9 are ready, on the usual place ...

see ya =)

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

Thanks! Again.

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11 years ago

djepi

Hi,
Your app is great. I am testing 0.3.8a and it seems to work well so far (I have not tested it extensively yet).

Another bit of functionality that would be useful would be to add profiles per ESSID. For some ESSID, I want DHCP, but for others fixed IP for instance. Also alternate DNS servers would be great.

By the way, how are we meant to "run" wlassistant? At the moment, I use wlassistant as an "action" in knemo for my wireless interface. knemo is at

So when I bring up the wireless interface, knemo pops up an icon in the system tray. Then, I right-click and the scan "action" that I added to knemo run wlassistant.

Thanks for your work.

JP

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11 years ago

djepi

i did not appear in my last post for some reason...

http://www.kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=12956

JP

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

Hi! Thx for comments!
Profiles will be there... someday. Just not yet - no time to code lately.
About running this app - the way you do it is exactly the way I do. :) Seems convenient that way.

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11 years ago

hothead

Hi,

the ebuild you provide on your homepage is in a wrong (doc) file format. This will cause the ebuild to fail with 'ebuild XXX.ebuild digest'.
Please change it to plain text format.

Regards

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

Hm... it works for me - says it's plain text...

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11 years ago

mensur

Please can someone fix debian packages for this.
This one look much more better that kwifi manager.
It would be great. Many people would be thankful.

Thanx!

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11 years ago

crazypenguin

I keep getting this error:

In file included from netlistviewitem.cpp:21,
from wlassistant.all_cpp.cpp:8:
netlistviewitem.h:29: error: redefinition of `class NetListViewItem'
netlistviewitem.h:29: error: previous definition of `class NetListViewItem'
netlistviewitem.cpp:27: confused by earlier errors, bailing out
make: *** [wlassistant.all_cpp.o] Error 1

am I missing something??

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11 years ago

techlord

is it possible to add dhclient to this as an alternative to dhcpcd so debian distributions like kubuntu can use this great program.

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

Hi!
I plan on implementing dhclient support in the next release.

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11 years ago

ansgar

tanks tahts cool i need dhclient to

so it will be grate if you add it soon pleas :-)

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11 years ago

miguel21op

Yes dhclient would be very nice because I use Fedora.

Any way your work seems very good.

And wat about switching also between wireless lans and wired ones?

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11 years ago

kubuntuuser

Hi
Can you tell me whether it is possible to run this app on kubuntu.


I compiled and installed from source yesterday but have had a few problems.


It picked up my network but I couldn't enter a WEP key and the connect failed. Can this be solved by using sudo, or do I have to edit a config file.


Also am I right in assuming I would have to assign a static ip address to the interface in order to get this working with kubuntu


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11 years ago

pnawrocki

Hi!
As far as one user has reported, you can download dhcpcd for Kubuntu and use it w/out problems. If you really don't want to do this - dhclient will be supported in the next release.
If you have problems entering a WEP key - make sure to see the "What's this" help for the 'WEP Keys' page in configuration.
Cheers.

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11 years ago

fungs

I like your way to continuously bring up new and better versions.

Some things that did work before, but don't in this version are:

1. my iwlist/iwconfig shows this error message above each output, but this can be changed by redirecting the sterr output to /dev/null:

Warning: Driver for device eth2 has been compiled with version 17
of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 16.
Some things may be broken...

Unfortunately a /sbin/iwlist 2> /dev/null doesn't work in the settings, so I had to write a wrapper script that does it for me.

2. Besides the essid column, no one can be resized.

3. Programm still reports mode: Master instead of mode: Managed with orinoco_cs module. iwconfig output is ok, so how do you obtain the mode?

I hope you can fix these things. Everything else is just what I needed :)

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

Thanks for feedback! It's always good to know what's wrong... :)

AD1: This is probably due to the newly implemented error capturing. Hm... Will change it to ignore warnings in some cases.

AD2: Yup, you are completely right. My mistake in the changelog.

AD3: The app gets net modes from iwlist [iface] scanning. Had similar problems with madwifi driver so I implemented a workaround. If it's the case with orinoco driver as well - will do the same thing.

Hopefully these problems will be fixed in the next release.

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11 years ago

gnemmi

I've just uploaded wlassistant 0.3.8 rpm packages for conectiva 10 to sourceforge.net/incoming

see ya

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

Thx! Already linked on download page.

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

If anyone could help me fixing one thing: some users report that the "Select WEP Key" dialog pops up more then once. Is this a Qt bug? Even simple code:
QDialog* dlg = new QDialog()
dlg->exec()
generates a dialog that pops up the second time after being closed once! Can anyone halp me work around this problem? Thx!

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11 years ago

diwe0001

Hello

I have no problems like this

could you send me the name of the textfile
and the position where the dialog will be created ? Maybe I find it ...

e-mail: dirk.wendland@arcor.de

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

Hi! Thx for replying!
It's in wlassistant.cpp, starting in line 485. It's strange, because only SOME people seem to have this problem...
Cheers.

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11 years ago

diwe0001

Sorry don´t know why this happens ...

Dirk

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11 years ago

pnawrocki

Thanks anyway.

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11 years ago

probono

Cool app :) Here is a link for klik-enabled distributions (such as Kanotix):

http://klik.atekon.de/wlassistant

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