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Wifi-Connect 2017B beta (Deprecated)
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stemsee

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun 2016, 16:57    Post subject:  

I see a let-down if the machine doesn't have a wifi-card there is zero functionality for ethernet. So now I will be adding more access for ethernet and usb.
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PostPosted: Thu 30 Jun 2016, 11:06    Post subject:  

Stemsee:

Does this search for wifi drivers on the hard drive and wrap them? It would be nice to have that kind of functionality for people that can't find Linux drivers for their particular systems.

Kind regards,

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Jun 2016, 13:56    Post subject:  

Slavvo

I had a look at how to use ndiswrapper. It seems there are two stages 1) associate the windows wifi driver *.inf with ndiswrapper 2) then use the -D switch to uspecify ndiswrapper as the driver when using wpasupplicant.

To build the module for each system seems to require installing the headers, and compiling ndiswrapper from source. Also requires downloading the windows driver for your wifi card/s and locating it.

I have no way to develope and test such routines as all my wifi cards work on linux.

Actually none of these scripts have the option to test or load other drivers.

If anyone wants to volunteer some tested code, great!

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Jun 2016, 14:26    Post subject:  

I can see where system's available drivers would be outside of the scope of this utility. Still the utility has its solid offering for what it does in its mission. Ease!

The driver issue in Puppyland has been a "target" for years with no clear-cut direction. Some developers include all in base ... Some include drivers in zdrv/ydrv/adrv ... Some only include a subset ... Each distro has a reflection of what its developer feel best fro his offering.

This driver problem is consistent across operating systems.

Ease of use, though, and clear guidance in ease of use it what appears, here, leaving driver discovery to the base running system.

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PostPosted: Thu 30 Jun 2016, 15:58    Post subject:  

In the meantime here is wifi-connect-30

Solves wlan1/2 start/stop bug in wifi-connect-2 menu.

Introduces code that should allow the gui to start when no wifi-card found (not tested by me as machine has two unremoveable cards)

Solves issue when only one AP is found; loop generated 30 entries the same for when only one AP found.

Scanner early menu wouldn't close

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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul 2016, 06:51    Post subject:  

NoArch version without dhcpcd binary.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul 2016, 07:36    Post subject:  

I have managed to code wifi-connect script to successfully connect using udhcpc if dhcpcd is not found. But dhcpcd is preferred if system has both.

I will test some more before adding that code to all scripts.
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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul 2016, 08:55    Post subject:  

Ok ... finished testing!

Needs testing on other systems. Feedback essential.

Has dhcpcd i386 binary in.

fake .gz extensions just rename and remove the .gz

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PostPosted: Tue 05 Jul 2016, 18:52    Post subject:  

Icons updated. Also renamed apps to ; Wifi-Profiles, Wifi-Scanner and Wifi-Eduroam to match Wifi-Connect in Menu.
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PostPosted: Mon 25 Jul 2016, 07:57    Post subject:  

I have added simple profile management for saved profiles, available when using wifi-profiles app. Option to delete selected profile.
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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jul 2016, 03:44    Post subject:  

As far as I know, wifi-connect is the only application that can connect your pc to the internet using either udhcpc or dhcpcd, without user intervention.

I have been testing this feature for a couple of weeks now and no issues.
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2016, 00:20    Post subject:  

Hi stemsee - I gave this a try on a Slacko 5.6 derivative but it failed to run due to lack of zenity and yad. (Might be worth mentioning those dependencies if not already highlighted somewhere - I may have missed them).

Once the dependencies were added I got to first base but couldn't get scan results (which I assume is step one). Also ended up with two icons in the tray and couldn't terminate them. Will try again and report back with specifics once I know how to disable frisbee on my system - I think it lurks in the background and may interfere.
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jul 2016, 03:38    Post subject:  

Wifi-connect should be the first script to use, for creating profiles, it also unblocks interfaces first.
Maybe try
Code:
rfkill unblock all
in term first

I noted the same 'problem' with tray icons.

Thanks for reporting
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug 2016, 06:32    Post subject:  

I intend to rewrite the way the tray menus are handled. Firstly there will only ever be one menu generated from an exported function. All subsequent scripts will use the same comprehensive menu. Infos will be generated also using exported functions with timeouts thus eliminating the need to use Esc to close any dialogue box.

I may also add ndiswrapper functionality. Widi is also a possibility.

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Sep 2016, 01:41    Post subject:  

WiDi +1
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