Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Managing Wireless Equipment (802.11x) using ap-utils

Being maintaining snmp-based nms for months, I've just found this tool few
hours ago. With ap-utils, I can manage my SmartBridge devices natively from
Linux. Ironically, I've been struggling with wine for years just to configure
my WiFi equipment, and even installing windows 98 via Qemu just to have the
wireless configuration software installed.

To install it in Ubuntu :

sudo apt-get install ap-utils



The menu inside ap-utils is self-explanatory.
If only this tools can manage other proprietary wi-fi devices, (alvarion,
canopy, trango, etc) it will be much better.

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