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Revision as of 20:07, 2 August 2006

If you are new to Linux, this acticle is not for you

Kernel Configuration

First step is to figure out what kind of Wireless Card you have.

#lspci | grep Wireless

Cisco Aironet

The output of the previous command should look similar to this:

02:02.0 Network controller: AIRONET Wireless Communications Cisco Aironet Wireless...

Compile in the Cisco/Aironet 34X/35X/4500/4800 ISA and PCI cards under Device Drivers > Network device support > Wireless LAN (non-hamradio) Select whichever you have (PCMCIA or ISA/PCI) After you have compiled in or as a module you should now see another ethernet device (eth1 in my case) and you can move onto getting the utility

Wireless Utilities


First you'll need to download linux-acu-driver-v21.tar.gz from the Cisco website and put it in /usr/portage/distfiles/ Now you can get the client-utils

emerge cisco-aironet-client-utils

Launch the aironet-client-utiltiy with:


Now this user interface has to be taken with a grain of salt. It is infact, so salty that I don't even use it.

Profile Utilities

There aren't too many programs available for wireless profile management. But here is a small list to try

  • gtkwifi
  • gwifiapplet
  • kwifimanager
  • NetworkManager
  • wifi-radar

See Also

HOWTO:Wireless Setup