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#1 2022-08-18 18:47:27

mclien
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which tool for changing WLAN access

Hello,

I used wicd in the past to connect to different WLAN (like at work, at the makerspace etc)
I seem to stupid to find the right way to use that from userspace.
Is network-manager the way to got? and if so, is there another frontend that doesen't require all the gnome "extra-weight"?
I'm using fluxbox.

EDIT:
Well on that machine I'm root anyway, so
/etc/network/interfaces
ifup and ifdown are my friends, I guess.

Last edited by mclien (2022-08-18 19:31:01)

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#2 2022-08-18 21:18:20

tomasz
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Re: which tool for changing WLAN access

You can try nmtui. It is provided by the package network-manager, which is not the same as network-manager-gnome. Is that light enough?

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#3 2022-08-18 21:23:10

aitor
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Re: which tool for changing WLAN access

Simple-netaid uses ifupdown.


If you work systematically, things will come by itself (Lev D. Landau)

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#4 2022-08-18 21:45:14

golinux
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Re: which tool for changing WLAN access

There is also KatolaZ' setnet which I understand works quite well too.

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#5 2022-08-18 22:38:33

aitor
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Re: which tool for changing WLAN access

golinux wrote:

There is also KatolaZ' setnet which I understand works quite well too.

Yes. Although I used setnet in devuan jessie, I didn't mention it because I can't remember whether it depended on ifupdown. On the other hand, I can't find the packages in chimaera.


If you work systematically, things will come by itself (Lev D. Landau)

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#6 2022-08-18 22:41:44

ralph.ronnquist
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Re: which tool for changing WLAN access

@mclien: This instruction is for the ifupdown purist:
https://www.devuan.org/os/documentation … ation.html

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#7 2022-08-18 22:52:03

golinux
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Re: which tool for changing WLAN access

aitor wrote:

Yes. Although I used setnet in devuan jessie, I didn't mention it because I can't remember whether it depended on ifupdown. On the other hand, I can't find the packages in chimaera.

IIRC it was never in the repos. Only in Katolaz' workspace.

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#8 2022-08-19 22:03:26

fsmithred
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Re: which tool for changing WLAN access

There's an old version of setnet in ascii and an older version in experimental. I'm pretty sure it's still in the minimal-live isos.

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#9 2022-08-22 09:01:54

mclien
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Re: which tool for changing WLAN access

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

@mclien: This instruction is for the ifupdown purist:
https://www.devuan.org/os/documentation … ation.html

Thanks for that.
As first step (as I needed it really soon) I just configured the wlan0 and network interfaces as root.
But the version to use netdev groups is neat, I'll look into that.

There is a cli tool for searching the access point in the area, but can't remember the name atm. Might be nice to fins the free public access point.

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#10 2022-08-22 09:29:57

ralph.ronnquist
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Re: which tool for changing WLAN access

Maybe you mean:

# iwlist wlan0 scanning | grep -B1 ESSID

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#11 2022-08-22 16:04:31

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: which tool for changing WLAN access

I really like grml-network, an ncurses front-end for /etc/network/interfaces & ifupdown:

http://deb.grml.org/pool/main/g/grml-network/

It needs grml-etc-core (which also provides their sublime zsh config, as seen on the Arch live ISO):

http://deb.grml.org/pool/main/g/grml-etc-core/

I've had it working on custom Debian live ISO images so it should be fine with Devuan. Probably.

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#12 2022-08-24 12:04:26

mclien
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Re: which tool for changing WLAN access

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

Maybe you mean:

# iwlist wlan0 scanning | grep -B1 ESSID

Yes, that one. Thanks.
(mostly the exact ssid is unknown and you get only the pw)

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#13 Today 08:53:52

driver
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Re: which tool for changing WLAN access

Is anyone using dhcpcd-gtk?

I had to switch from wicd to connman after the upgrade to Chimaera and I am not happy with it. With connman my connection keeps dropping.

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