Handbook Talk:AMD64/Networking/Wireless

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The variable name documentation

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Two different "Important" boxes in this article tell users to "consult the variable name documentation." What does this mean? What "variable name documentation" — and why, specifically, does it need to be consulted? Is this alluding to the comments in the code boxes in this article? (If so, I'm not sure the "Important" boxes are necessary.) Are we talking about checking man pages? Something else? - dcljr (talk) 21:56, 17 June 2017 (UTC)

it should be link to Handbook:AMD64/Networking/Advanced#Variable_names_and_values , but when it was migrated to wiki, link was lost. --Cronolio (talk) 09:23, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

Thanks and good work, Cronolio ! I'll update the link for now. Perhaps soon you will get your quiz done and can update the links yourself. :P --Maffblaster (talk) 23:49, 25 July 2017 (UTC)

Sentence correction

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"Of these two," should read "Of these three," (edit-restricted page, so...) DavidC (talk) 14:55, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Thanks, DavidC ! It has been fixed. --Maffblaster (talk) 23:19, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

More intuitive utilities for wireless networking

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This discussion is still ongoing as of March 11, 2019.

I understand using additional tools isn't everyone's thing, but I feel suggesting the lightweight Connman with the usually ~5 commands required to get the connection set up (run the init script, connmanctl, agent on, services, connect <tab>) or maybe Iwd would simplify an average installation very considerably over using wpa_supplicant's arcane syntax. This is something I've seen dozens of people trip over by now, and connman is almost always working fine. I suggest a reference to these tools and Network_management earlier in the guide at Handbook:AMD64/Installation/Tools#Networking_tools, Handbook:AMD64/Full/Networking#Getting_started, and in this page --Rad (talk) 20:06, 11 March 2019 (UTC)

Change networkmanager use flags from "ncurses" to "tools"

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This discussion is done as of 2023-10-28.

The handbook states that one needs to enable the "ncurses" use flag to download nmtui. However, that tools is enabled with the "tools" use flag. The networkmanager package does not have a "ncurses". Source(s): https://packages.gentoo.org/packages/net-misc/networkmanager

— The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lemon-Lime (talkcontribs) 2023-08-09T08:39:13‎

Fixed, thanks! Special:Diff/1026237/1266710. --Maffblaster (talk) 07:05, 28 October 2023 (UTC)