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It's a feature planned for a long time already... and I'm absolutely sure it will be there one day.
Btw: what do you mean by 're-entering the settings'? Don't they get saved in wlassistantrc on your setup? - Aug 04 2005
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That kind of help would be much appreciated! Please send the .deb to my email (it's in my profile).
Thank you! - Aug 02 2005
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Hi!
OMG... damn... released the bugfix 0.5.2a WITH one more thing that was there for testing only.... and so that's where your problem comes from. Damn. Will re-release 0.5.2b in an hour or two....
Cheers. - Aug 01 2005
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Hi.
Honestly speaking - I have no idea. I can presume that it is done on the hardware level, but that's just a guess. Why don't you try and report if you succeeded? :) - Aug 01 2005
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Thank you! Glad you like it. And it keeps my motivation up. ;)
Cheers! - Jul 31 2005
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Not yet. It is planned for the 0.6.0 release... which might be quite some time from now. Not enough time.
If someone wants to write it earlier - feel free! - Jul 29 2005
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I guess I will if there's at least you that needs it. Thought that channel/freq is enough to distinquish networks with same essid.
Thanks for your comment. - Jul 28 2005
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yes. the backgroundColor(int) function was introduced in kde 3.4... upgrade if u can, there are many other reasons to do this. ;) - Jul 28 2005
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Hi!
Thx for your comment.
System tray is much wanted and will be there someday...
Cheers. - Jul 28 2005
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Hi!
The nice thing about 'sudo' is that you can specify that it should not ask for password e.x. ONLY when running wlassistant and ask for it in all other cases. In the description above is a line you might add to allow all users from group "wifi" run wlassistant. Youcan change the part "%wifi" with a user name, so then only this one user will be able to run only wlassistant w/out password. Sudo settings for other executables will not be changed. ...
I know that there should be a way to better manage permissions... I just haven't thought of it yet.
If anyone has ony good ideas - let me know! - Jul 08 2005
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Hello.
First of all: thanks for comments!
Sudo'ed command from menu doesn't work (most likely) because your sudo is configured to ask for a password. Try configuring it so (at least) this one 'wlassistant' command can be run without entering a valid password (NOPASSWD option in sudoers). Everything should work flawlessly then.
Cheers.

PS: an rss feed (or anything alike) is a goof idea... if I only had skills/time to do it. :) - Jul 08 2005
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Can anyone tell me if the SUSE rpms have an annoying bug that prevents the context menu from disappearing? Thx. - Jul 07 2005
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Hi! Thanks for the comments. I do realise there's still a lot of things that need to be done. I had no time to code for the last 2-3 weeks and will not have any for 2-3 more... I have some nice ideas, you'll just have to wait a bit. - May 22 2005
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Hm, niccce! :) - May 04 2005
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Hi! Well, I wouldn't need anything more complicated either. I'm actually thinking about something easier...
...well, wait a month or so (or more, I mean... seems like a major rewrite will be needed) and I will surprise you. :) It's all in my head ;) - May 04 2005
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you can have a look at one of the todo lists (ONE of them) in the source package (TODO file). It's the one most frequently changed, so it's not definite. - May 03 2005
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Hi!
Thanks for nice ideas! Put them on my "perhaps todo" list. Anyway, there's still a looong way to go if I'm to implement all the current ideas + I have very little time lately. However: slowly, but surely... and it'll be done one day.
Cheers. - May 02 2005
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About the quality: check what is the output of 'iwlist [iface] scanning' - that is where the value in wlassistant is taken from. If it reports the quality low - hm.... don't think there's much I could do about it. If it really is a bug - please sent the output of the above command to my email. Thx. - May 02 2005
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Thanks for the comment and support! Profiles are planned for the post 0.4 release, that is after all the bugs are fixed and e.x. support for hidden essids is in place.
Still thinking on how to implement the profiles - if you (or anyone!) have a nice idea that is not "store all settings for a specific ESSID/AP" - let me know. There must be a smarter way to do this. (even I have some ideas;) - May 02 2005
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Forgot to write:
thanks for the patch! :)
However, I'm implementing it in a different manner, so... thx anyway! :) - May 01 2005
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Hi!
Yup. Next version is going to support hidden essids. Working on it.
Cheers. - May 01 2005
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Thanks for your support! :) - May 01 2005
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Thanks! Again. - Apr 30 2005
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Hm... it works for me - says it's plain text... - Apr 22 2005
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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. - Apr 22 2005
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Thanks anyway. - Apr 21 2005
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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. - Apr 21 2005
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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. - Apr 18 2005
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Hi!
I plan on implementing dhclient support in the next release. - Apr 18 2005
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Thx! Already linked on download page. - Apr 18 2005
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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. - Apr 18 2005
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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! - Apr 17 2005
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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. - Apr 16 2005
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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! - Apr 11 2005
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Hi! I've sent you an email regarding this. Hope your email in kde-apps profile is valid. - Apr 10 2005
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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! - Apr 09 2005
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Ooops... that's fixed. Just redownload the source package. - Apr 09 2005
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Hi!
It seems you forgot to run 'make -f Makefile.cvs' before running configure. Once you do it, everything should compile w/out problems. - Apr 08 2005
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Hi! Thanks for that!
I've sent you an email, hope the address in your kde-apps profile is valid.
Thx again! - Apr 08 2005
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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. - Apr 06 2005
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http://sourceforge.net/projects/wlassistant
No dedicated homepage yet (and probably for a looong time), but a perfect place to report bugs. - Apr 04 2005
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http://sourceforge.net/projects/wlassistant
No dedicated homepage yet (and probably for a looong time), but a perfect place to report bugs. - Apr 04 2005
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Thx for the ideas (again)!
Both seem fine so I'll put them on my todo list.
PS: Sourceforge project? It already is. :) - Apr 04 2005
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Thx for your comments!
I'm still rethinking (over and over) the kicker applet idea. On one hand this would ease the process to the user, on the other hand I believe that in most cases this should be a single-shot application: u turn on your computer, connect to wireless network and don't need the application until the next startup. So... well... still have to think it over.

As for the 'auto-select key if name matches essid' option - you're right, so this behaviour is the default. Option stays there if anybody wishes to change it for any reason (you never know...). It doesn't hurt.

A console option to automate the whole process is already on my TODO list. I just don't know when will I have time to realise this idea.

Thx again! :) - Apr 03 2005
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Thanks for your feedback!
I think the problem might lie in improper parsing of iwconfig output if more that one interface is present. I have only one so I wasn't able to test this code thoroughly. I try to debug it anyway, so wait for the next release and it should be fixed. - Apr 03 2005
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This seems to be a known bug in qt (uic) versions prior to 3.3.2. You should have no problems once you upgrade. - Mar 30 2005
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That's a good idea, thx!
Will have to do a bit of research to find out how to do it. - Mar 30 2005
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Yes, I do. However, the purpose of knetworkconf and my app is somewhat different. I'm neither trying nor want to create something like knetworkconf, but rather an app that would allow ppl (and me, of course;) quickly connect to a wnetwork at, for example, a public hotspot while travelling.
I you have any good ideas on how to improve it - feel free to write me! - Mar 30 2005
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Thanks for that!
These issues are already fixed in 0.3.5. Enjoy! - Mar 30 2005
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Thx, almost forgot again;) - Mar 30 2005