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Re: wi-fi security?

On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 12:37:30PM -0600, Paul E Condon wrote:
> 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 normally don't have this problem on Ubuntu laptops but on Debian I
had to run 'nm-applet' to get the Icon up on the Panel.  It might help
if you put it in the startup-applications.

Johann Spies          Telefoon: 021-808 4599
Informasietegnologie, Universiteit van Stellenbosch

     "Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not
      thyself because of him who prospereth in his way,
      because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass."
                            Psalms 37:7 

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