I would like to use Ceni rather than Wicd, and better than both would be to just have the WiFi running when the computer turns on. I am trying to log on to Ceni at work, but there is no option to select WPA2. Only WPA which only allows me to put in a password, not a username. How do I fix that?
Wicd’s OK but won’t connect half the time and it’s annoying to keep the window open in order for it to run.
If you don’t mind roaming manually (which is what I usually prefer) rather than having it connect promiscuosly to whatever AP your wlan interface finds, especially those unsecured ones which may be unsafe. On my notebook which I normally use at home connected to my home wifi, I put in my /etc/network/interfaces the following:
## This connects automatically to home wifi if available
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid "home wifi"
wpa-psk "home passphrase"
## Work wifi. Connects manually
iface office-wifi inet dhcp
wpa-ssid "office wifi"
wpa-psk "work passphrase"
My notebook will connect automatically upon startup if wlan0 finds my “home wifi”. Otherwise it will not connect to anything.
If you wish to connect to your office wifi then issue the commands:
sudo ifdown wlan0; sudo ifup wlan0=office-wifi
You can test you network settings without restarting by:
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
You can add as many logical interfaces like “office-wifi” and give them memorable names. I’ve not had good experience getting ceni, wicd, wpa_cli/gui or connman to work consistently. This way is the simplest and most reliable for me.
Note that my wireless interface is wlan0, which may be different from yours.
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