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Howto Configure Multiple Network Profiles on Linux - page 3

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  • March 17, 2005
  • By Carla Schroder

KWiFiManager is so simple to use you don't need me to tell you how. However, it has a few features worth mentioning:

  • Graphical connection strength monitor
  • Connection statistics and monitoring
  • Power management
  • Acoustic scanning, so you can hear eerie noises indicating signal strength when scanning for available networks

You can define up to four different profiles, and select one as the default to start at boot. You'll need root privileges to access the profiles. Use Config -> Configuration Editor to edit or select a profile.

Technically you don't need KDE as long as you download the required libraries, which include kdelibs, libvorbis, and a herd of others. However, if you don't already have KDE or the core libraries, you're facing at least a 10-megabyte download. And if you aren't using a dependency-resolving installer like apt-get or Yum, you're facing a rather heroic installation process.

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