Wifi graphical scanner

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Wifi graphical scanner

Postby awachens » 2018-01-07 06:57

Hi good morning. I got install broadcom drivers with your help, thanks to everybody.
Now i wanna configure my debian. I start with broadcom drivers so i continue with Wifi connection.
I don't know how to explain me in english but... I try to do.

I wanna install something like windows manager wifi .. Where i can see the all wifi connections in my radio.
I have installed network-manager but.. Is not exactly as i want... network-manager don't scan networks...

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Re: Wifi graphical scanner

Postby Thorny » 2018-01-07 09:03

awachens wrote: Is not exactly as i want... network-manager don't scan networks...

When you have a question like this, the very first thing you should do is use a search engine. You could do it in your own language to make it easier for you to understand.

If you had searched with the keywords, Debian WiFi graphical scanner, you might have found.
https://packages.debian.org/stretch/linssid
It might be what you want.

That is assuming you want one for Stretch, you didn't mention which version of Debian you are using.

Most of us here expect you to put in some effort on your own first, instead of just asking every question you think of.
viewtopic.php?f=30&t=47078
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Re: Wifi graphical scanner

Postby awachens » 2018-01-08 06:48

Jajaja ok mate... I don’t wanna use my own language because I want practice English and this community is more bigger than Spanish ...
I write my questions and search at same time ... I don’t write and expect to answer ...
My question is for people what knows what is better, stable etc... maybe I think normally debian hace one as “default”.
I don’t know if you understand me.
Just this I wanna know if debian have default WiFi tool graphical, like Windows ...
Just to know .. don’t say me now: “ if you want a tool like Windows install it ..”
Jajaja

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Re: Wifi graphical scanner

Postby awachens » 2018-01-12 05:37

Thorny wrote:
awachens wrote: If you had searched with the keywords, Debian WiFi graphical scanner, you might have found.
https://packages.debian.org/stretch/linssid
It might be what you want.


Is not exactly this... I want scan + connect... Like wifi app in windows... You can see the networks, do double click and you can write your password and connect in GUI mode.

I don't know if you understand me ,.. jejeje I know is too difficult when i dont speak english very well... Sorry.

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Re: Wifi graphical scanner

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-01-12 06:36

Try
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nm-applet &

But this will only work if the file at /etc/network/interfaces is edited and the wlo1 stanza removed.

See also viewtopic.php?f=5&t=135919
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Re: Wifi graphical scanner

Postby awachens » 2018-01-12 17:08

Good afternoon. This i do now.

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nobo@debian:~$ sudo nm-applet &
[1] 2113
nobo@debian:~$ cat /etc/network/interfaces
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

source /etc/network/interfaces.d/*

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback


What am i should to do now ?

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Re: Wifi graphical scanner

Postby Bulkley » 2018-01-12 17:12

awachens, as I understand it you want a GUI that will graphically display Wifi. That does not include hard wired network connections. Am I right?

For Wifi wpagui might be what you are looking for. See here for how to set it up. If you need to see hard wired network connections you will need something else.
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Re: Wifi graphical scanner

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-01-12 17:27

awachens wrote:
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nobo@debian:~$ sudo nm-applet &
[1] 2113

I didn't tell you to run it as root.

Kill it and try again:
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sudo pkill nm-applet
nm-applet &

Does a little wifi icon appear in the panel?

Which desktop are you using?
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Re: Wifi graphical scanner

Postby awachens » 2018-01-12 17:36

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nobo@debian:~$ nm-applet &
[2] 2564
[1]   Hecho                   sudo nm-applet


What does this ?
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Re: Wifi graphical scanner

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-01-12 17:40

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:Does a little wifi icon appear in the panel?

Which desktop are you using?

^ We need answers for these questions please.

The nm-applet program is included with NetworkManager and is supposed to start automatically and display an icon in the panel for you to click on.

Most desktops use it and it doesn't need to be setup so you must have a strange custom desktop (or something).
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Re: Wifi graphical scanner

Postby awachens » 2018-01-12 17:46

ajajaj totally true xDD
I have xfce4 and i open thread to ask for this xD
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=135786

Because i have an empty panel.

Nothing about apple in my panel...
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Re: Wifi graphical scanner

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-01-12 17:49

awachens wrote:i have an empty panel

Right click on the panel and add a "systray" for the icon to live in ;)
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Re: Wifi graphical scanner

Postby awachens » 2018-01-13 06:05

Good morning, what is "systray" ??

I have spanish version jeje And i didn't see some like system... Is a monitor system ? What is the icon ?

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I deleted my content of wlo1 config con
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/etc/network/interfaces


Then use nm-applet to add NM to panel but nothing happen...

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nobo@debian:~/Escritorio$ nm-applet
nobo@debian:~/Escritorio$ nm-applet &
[1] 1350
nobo@debian:~/Escritorio$


Now im using LinSSID to search my wifi ssid and NM to configure the Wifi network.

But i like use all in one.. One program that scan my wifi networks and double click to configure it. I don't know if i explain myself good.

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Re: Wifi graphical scanner

Postby Thorny » 2018-01-13 09:05

awachens wrote:But i like use all in one.. One program that scan my wifi networks and double click to configure it.

Pick the method you like.
https://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse
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Re: Wifi graphical scanner

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-01-13 18:12

awachens wrote:what is "systray" ??

It's an area in the panel that is used to show icons such as for volume control, battery status and internet connections.

If you right-click on the panel you should be able to add things to it.

Try adding things until you see a little icon area show up in the panel, this is the "systray" and you need this to be able to use NetworkManager to search for networks.

EDIT: if XFCE is too tricky for you to configure, perhaps try Cinnamon instead — it's not as "light" as XFCE but it is a little more user-friendly. And it's gorgeous :)
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