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PeasyWiFi - a reliable WiFi connection manager
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greengeek

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jul 2014, 05:35    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
I am still trying to figure out the best way to kill off Frisbee. What at PITA.
I suppose it will depend on how Frisbee got to be there in the first place. In my Slacko 5.3 installation it was not originally there and I added it as a .pet, so I was lucky enough to be able use the PPM to delete Frisbee.

Different story with other puppies where Frisbee is already grafted in. I do remember reading that in such instances you can sometimes install the same program from PPM (even though it is a part of the main puppy sfs) and then uninstall it and the original files disappear. I guess that might work sometimes...
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jul 2014, 05:47    Post subject:  

I am going to upload another v2.1 package that contains a second, larger, icon. It will be more appropriate for running PWF off the desktop instead of the tray.
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LateAdopter

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jul 2014, 06:15    Post subject:  

hello rcrsn51

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I am still trying to figure out the best way to kill off Frisbee. What at PITA.


When I want to stop something running at startup, I just remove the execute permissions. That way I can always reenable it easily.

The only puppy, I have with frisbee running, is emsee saucy. I took away the execute permissions from /etc/init.d/frisbee, which is the script that runs frisbee at startup. Then it doesn't run.

I haven't tested PeasyWiFi because my PC is only 2" from the router connected by wire!
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jul 2014, 06:20    Post subject:  

LateAdopter wrote:
The only puppy, I have with frisbee running, is emsee saucy. I took away the execute permissions from /etc/init.d/frisbee, which is the script that runs frisbee at startup. Then it doesn't run.

Thanks. The one that is giving me trouble is PhatSlacko which has integrated Frisbee. Even your suggestion wasn't good enough. I eventually killed it, but now I don't know how I did it!

[Edit] See the new instructions on Page 1.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jul 2014, 09:46    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
I am going to upload another v2.1 package that contains a second, larger, icon. It will be more appropriate for running PWF off the desktop instead of the tray.

Done. This will be more convenient for users with small displays or poor eyesight, or for old Puppies where the tray icon does not work.

Drag /usr/share/applications/peasywifi onto the desktop.

Use Right-click > Edit Item to change the title.
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gcmartin

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jul 2014, 14:51    Post subject:  

Hello @Rcrsn51

This is a nice dialogue package you offer. And, I can see good use, especially when there is a connection issue to address; setting w/l password, for example. In review of this, the only other idea that comes to mind is what you share, as follows:
rcrsn51 wrote:
... you can insert the commands directly into PWF. Go to /usr/local/peasywifi and open peasywifi in a text editor. At Line 5, add the required commands. For example, this would be a convenient place to invoke ...
Might this be a tab option; or a sub-dialogue or button option for those problematic LAN adapters?

Since,we know so many members come from backgrounds of other distros/OSes, might the help button on 1st tab, ALSO be a button on all tabs for important information?

And, since this is a Puppy exclusive, would "PuppyWireless" or "PeasyWireless" or "PWireless" or "PWireMgr" be a more exemplary name for your offering?

Just some thoughts. If you find merit, run

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jul 2014, 16:13    Post subject:  

I'm still waiting for a test report. Until you submit one, you have no right to be making suggestions. I would think that an IT professional like yourself would understand that concept.
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jul 2014, 03:33    Post subject:  

v 2.1 just tested on previously mentioned early Turbopup works fine. I like the "restart PWF" reminder that pops up when you click "config" - didn't notice that in prior versions.

The icon is ideal for the desktop.

Very good. Fait accompli.
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jul 2014, 05:50    Post subject:  

greengeek wrote:
Fait accompli.

My feeling too. Other than testing it in some different public WiFi spots, I can't think of anything else to add or change.

I appreciate the contributions of you, Marv and pfazer. And the twenty unknown community members who have faithfully downloaded each version. I would like to think that it has worked OK for them too.

FWIW, see the comment here. WiFi connection should not be so complicated that it breaks after a Puppy version change. And all three developers of the standard connection tools are long-gone.

Bill
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jul 2014, 11:09    Post subject:  

Quote:
I'm still waiting for a test report.
No need for a report when findings are same as others already report. Could add a personal touch, though. Confused

I continue to provide a report/posts, as I have in past, when something new (problems or issues) is found, or observation for author consideration Idea .

Here to help

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jul 2014, 17:10    Post subject:  

rcrsn51 wrote:
And all three developers of the standard connection tools are long-gone
Assuming you are including Jemimah as one of those developers, although she appears to be inactive, I consider myself responsible for frisbee beginning with the integrated version 1.0.

As part of the integration, I provide away to disable frisbee nondestructively. You may note that other network managers accessed via the connect wizard have no interference from frisbee. That is because the wizard issues the command:
frisbee_mode_disable
whenever the other network managers are started.

I have sent Bill a PM with suggestions for automating the disabling. Until he responds to that idea, anyone can stop frisbee's interference by simply issuing that command from a console. Frisbee will then stay disabled until the user uses it again, after which that command is needed before starting peasywifi again.
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PostPosted: Sun 13 Jul 2014, 06:28    Post subject:  

PWF v2.2 lets you install the Windows driver for your adapter using ndiswrapper.

[Edit] Note the change in v2.3. It now requests the xxx.inf file instead of the folder containing it.

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PostPosted: Fri 18 Jul 2014, 04:57    Post subject:  

PWF v2.3 posted above.
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jul 2014, 20:30    Post subject:  

PWF v2.4 is posted on the main page. It has added support for enterprise networks like eduroam.
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