Re: How to scan for wifi hotspots?

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On Fri, Dec 24, 2004 at 12:38:05PM -0800, Colin Brace wrote:
> How does one get online via public wireless access points in cafés and 
> so on an ad hoc basis? My laptop is running Core 2; iwconfig and 
> system-config-network recognize the wireless card, but I don't know how 
> to obtain the SSID and so forth at a given location. Mac and Win users 
> seem to have software which automatically detects a hotspot and brings 
> up a connection; is anything with comparable functionality available for 
> Linux?
> KDE WiFi Manager looks like it might offer something along these lines, 
>  but the last Red Hat RPM is from April 2003 for RH8 and obviously 
> doesn't install under Fedora. See: 
> I tried compiling it from source but got error messages.

KWiFiManager comes with FC3 and works for me.

# rpm -qf /usr/bin/kwifimanager

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