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Thomas Michel , Germany
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

did you install from source or are you using binaries?

I checked the source code and tested under kubuntu, there is no r missing and the end of -Dndiswrapper here.
- Aug 23 2007
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Does the problem still exist with 0.6.0?
If so, can you send be the output of your configure / make?
It should work with automake 1.9 now, I need to change this in the documentation.

Regards,
Tom. - Feb 20 2007
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

it might be because I have the current KDE 3.5.6 and the KDE 4 Beta 2 on my system. I' ll try to compile on a clean system this weekend.

Regarding the available networks: Good idea, I'll have a look into it.

Regards,

Tom. - Feb 12 2007
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

I'll have a look at the duplicate interfaces after standby.
Regarding vpn, I use vpnc which gets an ip address automatically. An option would be to use a script that after the vpn connection starts dhclient.

In kubuntu, I start it as a normal user, you nned to allow this user to start /tmp/kde-user/wrapper*.tmp using sudo to enable Kwlan to do administrative tasks.

- Jan 02 2007
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

sorry, my original post was wrong. Kwlan generates scripts that are started by sudo; they are stored in the user's KDE temporary files folder. For example, you would need the following Cmnd_Alias:
Cmnd_Alias KWLAN = /tmp/kde-user/wrapper*.tmp.

Regards,

Tom. - Dec 27 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

I have to correct myself: Kwlan creates temporary files which are started to configure networking.
These files are called tmp*.wrapper; you should add this into your sudoer file.

However, wpa_supplicant is still needed.

Regards,

Tom. - Dec 22 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

good point, I'll add it to the FAQ.

The comamnds will be:

dhclient / dhcpcd
ifconfig
iwconfig
wpa_supplicant
route

If you use fixed ip addresses there might be a need for chmod and cp as well to write to /etc/resolv.conf (I nned to check this)

Regards,
Tom. - Dec 22 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

if you want to use sudo, you have to run the configure script using --enable-sudo.

If you don't, kwlan will use su so you need to type in root's password when doing administrative tasks.
You can send me a screenshot of the password request and error message if you like (thomas.michel@arcor.de).

Regards,

Tom. - Dec 15 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

this seems to be the error:
wlanlib.cpp:11:20: error: iwlib.h: No such file or directory

This should be included in libiw-dev (at least that's how it's called in ubuntu). You may need to install it. - Dec 06 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

can you send me the driver name? I will add it to the list. - Dec 05 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

the problem with that would be losing functionality as only one interface status could be shown.


Regards,

Tom. - Nov 29 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

yes, sys/class does not seem to be standardized. But even iwconfig does not report radio tx power off correctly for all nics. I'll add a configuration option to use ifconfig / iwconfig instead of /sys/class to check interface status in a future version maybe to work around the /sys/class issue - I moved away from iwconfig/iwconfig as it takes more resources than just look into the sys/class files. - Nov 01 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

pleas have a look at version 0.5.5, it does not try to configure an interface which has no profile defined. - Nov 01 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

I know about this warning, couldn't find a way around it yet.

However, you can savely ignore it... - Sep 29 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

currently, I have no solution for this. I have no influence on dhcp options. Maybe you can find something in /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf.

I plan to implement adding routes in kwlan, but then you would need static ip addressing.

Anyway, I think about it and maybe I can find a way in a future version. - Sep 29 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

it is a bug.

Please replace in line 21 scriptAfterConnect(FALSE),
with
scriptAfterConnectRoot(FALSE),

I will provide a fixed version soon. - Aug 29 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

It is already configurable. Right click on the KWlan main icon and select "Monitor interfaces". There you can select which interfaces to show. - Aug 29 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

this will hopefully be fixed in 0.5.3. It happens usually if ifconfig isn't in the user's path (KWlan needs it to detect the interfaces).

In the meantime, you could try to add /sbin to your path to allow KWlan to run as normal user.

Regards,

Tom. - Aug 21 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

this will be fixed in 0.5.3 which I will publish this week (I'll upgrade to automake 1.9).

You could try to copy /usr/share/apps/kapptemplate/admin/* into the admin directory of kwlan (and make them executable) in the meantime.

Regards,

Tom. - Aug 21 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

this problem can occur if ifconfig is not in the user's path. In 0.5.3, KWlan will search for ifconfig to avoid this.

As a workaround until release of 0.5.3, you can add ifconfig to your path or run KWlan using sudo. - Aug 16 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

I that's strange, I cannot reproduce it here (I start kwlan as normal user). however, since version 0.5.1 ther is a separate kwlan icon which should show up in any case - even if kwlan does not find any interface.

Can you please tell me if the problem persists with this version?

Thanks. - Aug 12 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

this will be fixed in 0.5.2 which will be released this weekend.

There is one "\" too much in the string. - Aug 12 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

this will be fixed in 0.5.2 which will be released this weekend. Ther is one "\" too much in the string. - Aug 12 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

I added --debug as parameter to kwlan in version 0.5.1. Please tell me what kwlan prints out started as normal user with that parameter. You may send the results per mail as it can be lots of output to tom.michel.at.arcor.de.

Thank! - Jul 28 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

I heard about that from version 0.4.8 on Suse Linux. Can you please tell me the linux version you are using and give me the output (as normal user) of "ifconfig -a" and ay output kwlan gives you when started by a normal user from the command line? - Jul 25 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

that can happen if kwlan does not find any network interface (I need to code a warning for that).

Can you please provide me the output of kwlan when it's started from the command line and the output of "ifconfig -a"?

Thanks. - Jul 14 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

no idea without more information :-)

When you start it from the command line, do you get any output?

If so, please provide it to me, maybe I can find a hint on what's going on. - Jul 11 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

I know about the hibernation problem. It seems to be a problem with wpa_supplicant. Stopping and starting it is the only workaround until now. You do not need to bring the interface down. - Jun 29 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

I had a look at knetworkmanager - looks nice.

What's missing for me is ability to use static ip addresses. I don't know whether knetworkmanager developers plan to implement it.

I am working on a "wireless-auto", meaning connect to any available unencrypted network. It will take some time though.

Maybe I'll add configuration for wired nics too, but I am not sure yet.

However, the idea to integrate dialup networks (including dsl) is interesting. I'll think about that.

Regards,

Tom. - Jun 06 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

I don't know knetworkmanager. I wrote kwlan primarily because I didn't knew any gui for kde supporting wpa / wpa2.

I don't mind kwlan to be merged into knetworkmanager, if the developers think that makes sense. - May 28 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

I am not sure what you mean? You do not need to start kwlan as root, you can start it as normal user. It will ask you for your password for administrative tasks if you are using sudo (like in ubuntu) or the root password if your system uses su. - May 24 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

yes that's a problem with wpa_supplicant, you cannot specify open /restricted there. I am looking for a way around this at the moment, but I cannot say when I will find a solution.

Regards,

Tom. - May 08 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

please enter the key without the dashes. It's interpreted as hex if the legth fits 40 / 128 bit encryption an only hex characters are used. - May 07 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

this usually happens if the driver you selected does not work with your wireless nic.
What card and driver are you using? - May 05 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

you must use this on a fresh archive. If you have already run make there, configure won't run twice. I tested it in a Suse qemu session.
Untar the archive, then follw the steps I suggested.

Regards,

TOm. - May 03 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

right, there seems to be a problem with automake1.9 (I am using 1.7). As a workaraound, try the following:

Comment out datadir = /usr/share in src/Makefile.am

Run configure, then make. After you get an error, cd to src and run make again, followed by make install (as root).

Pleas tell me if this works.

Good look,

Tom. - May 03 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

do you have automake and libtool installed?


I don't have a Suse Box here so I cannot test at the moment. - May 03 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

sorry, I compiled the package using dapper drake beta.

I will recreate it using a 5.10 box next week (I have to set up one first).

Regards,

Tom. - Apr 27 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

great. If you contact me via email, I will send you the new versions in advance in the future so you can package them for gentoo if you like. I will add the links then to the entry in kde-apps.org or put the files on my web site - whatever you like. - Apr 19 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

I have to correct my previous statement: In kwlan the path to wpa_supplicant.conf is hardcoded.
As I have some other enhancements to do right now and it works with 0.4.8, this will not be changed at the moment. I will, however, in an upcoming version take a closer look at the new wpa_supplicant configuration. - Apr 19 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

I have it working here with 0.4.8 using /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf.

However, it should work with the new config files as kwlan does not read the config file directly but uses the wpa_supplicant api. - Apr 14 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

never seen that. I tested with Automake 1.9.6 and automake 1.7 on kubuntu.

As I have no slackware available here I cannot test it.

Sorry,

Tom. - Apr 07 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

you need libiw-dev to compile kwlan. I need to modyfiy the configure script to check for it's existence. - Apr 06 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

in your post i read:

WARNING: `aclocal-1.7' is missing on your system. You should only need it if
you modified `acinclude.m4' or `configure.in'. You might want
to install the `Automake' and `Perl' packages. Grab them from
any GNU archive site.

You should do as suggested - I used automake 1.7 during development.
If you use kubuntu, a debian package is available at http://home.arcor.de/tom.michel - Apr 04 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

I just put together 0.3.0 and tested it with automake-1.9.

Please give it a try. - Apr 04 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

in your post i read:

WARNING: `aclocal-1.7' is missing on your system. You should only need it if
you modified `acinclude.m4' or `configure.in'. You might want
to install the `Automake' and `Perl' packages. Grab them from
any GNU archive site.

You should do as suggested - I used automake 1.7 during development.
If you use kubuntu, a debian package is available at http://home.arcor.de/tom.michel - Apr 04 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi, I've made a first ubuntu package. If your interested, send me your email address and I'll send it to you.

Regards,

Tom. - Apr 03 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

please try out version 0.2.3 as I was told (thanks to Valentine Sinitsyn) that I defined this function twice. - Apr 01 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Sorry, not yet. KWlan is under hevy development at the moment and I did not find the time to look into the creation of binary packages. As soon as I've implemented most of the requested stuff, removed bugs and cleaned up code I will look into it. - Apr 01 2006
Kwlan

Network by tmichel 188 comments

Hi,

I am using libiw-dev and libiw28 here without problems (kubuntu dapper).
Do you have multiple versions of iwlib installed? - Mar 30 2006