Re: wi-fi security?
On 2009-08-05_14:27:26, Johann Spies wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 07:45:48AM -0400, Zachary Uram wrote:
> > Got a new laptop and was wondering about wifi security. I've never
> > used wifi before. I wanted to go to some of the local coffee shops
> > that offer free wii but I need to know:
> > 1) How do I setup wifi in Linux?
> The easiest way is to use network-manager. If you click on the Icon
> in your toolbar it should show you the detected networks. You can use
> the "Create New Wireless Network..." or "Connect to Hidden Wireless
> Network..." to set up connections.
I am having some difficulty with network-manager. Aptitude says it is
installed on my Acer Aspire one, but I don't have an Icon in my
toolbar that leads me to a place where I am offered either of these
two options (which both have specific mention of "Wireless
Network"). I do have something called "Network Monitor". But its only
mention of wireless is "Edit wireless networks..." (the ellipsis is
part of what is actually displayed, not something I introduced to
shorten this email) When I click on this "Edit wireless networks..."
option, I get a screen that has text boxes labeled "Network", "Name:",
and "bssids:". All boxes are empty, and I have no idea what to type
into them. I do not see any use of the word "Create" or of "Connect",
I know I am within radio range of my daughters Apple Air Port, because
it is about 10 feet away, and the Acer detects it immediately when I
reboot into Windows.
What do I select in the "Add to Panel" window to get the icon that you
are writing about? Or how do I get "Network Monitor" to report on
wireless as well as wired networks? There are plugins to
metwork-monitor mentioned in aptitude. Which, if any, might include
the functionality that you have?
Paul E Condon