ifconfig - GUI interface available?

Jerry gesbbb at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 26 17:55:01 UTC 2009

On Thu, 26 Nov 2009 17:11:38 +0100
Andreas Rudisch <"cyb."@gmx.net> replied:

>On Thu, 26 Nov 2009 16:35:55 +0100
>herbert langhans <herbert.raimund at gmx.net> wrote:
>> Its merely a matter of comfort. Like on OSX or the infamous
>> MS-thing, there is a simple window. It shows all the ssid, you click
>> on one (maybe the password is already assigned) and you get the
>> certain wifi net. 
>> I use the laptop in different networks, often its auto selecting the
>> wrong one. It would be great to point and click and get the
>> connection..
>Hence the link and the keyword wpa_supplicant. Any way, here is
>another link:
>Take a look at the example section. You can define multiple networks.

I think it is pretty obvious that the OP is searching for a GUI to
facilitate configuration of his device. I had actually thought about
attempting to write one. At some future date, assuming I have the time
and can assimilate all the info I need, I might attempt to do so.

Personally, I have always felt that one of the major stumbling blocks
to getting users to switch to a non-Windows based system is the degree
of difficulty in configuring devices. The majority of users do not have
the time or inclination to read through "how-to" documentation,
assuming it even exists, gather scads of information, and then attempt,
usually unsuccessful on the first attempt, to get a simple wireless
device working when they can accomplish the same feat with little or no
user intervention on a Windows machine. Even OSX greatly simplifies the
installation process. Virtually every device that cannot be configured
and activated by Windows comes with its own installation program. I
really believe that it is fundamentally possible to accomplish the
same feat in a non-Windows environment.

Just my own 2¢.

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