[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Future features for Maemo Desktop (TaskNavigator, Home, Status bar)?

From: Andrew Barr andrew.james.barr at gmail.com
Date: Tue Aug 22 17:37:05 EEST 2006
On Mon, 2006-08-21 at 23:35 -0700, Ted Gould wrote:
> > This has been long supported by wpa_supplicant (no thanks to Cisco
> > though). Unfortunately, the Nokia IAP software is closed-source and I
> > don't know if it's related to wpa_supplicant at all. You might have some
> > luck with wpa_supplicant but unless the proprietary WLAN driver supports
> > the latest WE extensions or the prism54 wpa_supplicant driver you're
> > likely out of luck.
> Okay, I'll look into it more.  It wasn't listed on the options in the
> networking configuration dialog, and I didn't look further.

I should point out that if you use wpa_supplicant (if it's possible) you
are bypassing the Nokia connectivity bits completely, and there's no
GUI. Once you're connected there's no issue, and you can store your
username and password in a configuration file, but that does scare some
people off :).

To stop maemo-ized apps from complaining they're not online (because the
Nokia IAP isn't aware of it) you can create a dummy IAP profile. Search
for the DummyIAP page on the Maemo wiki.

Andrew Barr | http://www.oakcourt.dyndns.org/~andrew/

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