- Wificonfig -

# Author : Vanstals Thomas [Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium]

# E-mail : thomasvst_IDONTLIKESPAM_@gmail.com (remove the _IDONTLIKESPAM_).

# Jabber : thomasvst@jabber.ubuntu-fr.org

# Last update : July 10, 2005


Wificonfig is a little script aimed to ease the switching between networks, for people who have 2 network cards : a wired one and a wireless one.
Wificonfig is still under developpement, report any bug to : thomasvst_IDONTLIKESPAM_@gmail.com (remove the _IDONTLIKESPAM_).


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Installing wificonfig

To install wificonfig, download the latest version of wificonfig, untar, make the install file executable and run the ./install script as super user.

$ tar xvzf wificonfig-x.y.z.tar.gz
$ chmod +x install
$ sudo ./install
The wificonfig script will be copied to /usr/local/bin.
A configuration file (.wificonfig.conf) will be created in your home directory.
If wificonfig must be used by more than one user, copy the .wificonfig.conf file located in your home directory in the directory of the other users.

Using wificonfig

Fist of all, don't forget to activated your wireless network card !

Here are some examples of use :

wificonfig -a start -n home
Launch the wifi connection with the id home.
wificonfig -a restart -n home
Use this command to launch the wifi connection with the id home after the lost of the connection due to the driver of the wifi card.
wificonfig -a stop
Use this command if you want to come back to the wired connection. It will lunch a dhcp request on this interface.


This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU