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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Wireless in Linux has finally reached a point where it’s easy to setup and use. Most distributions provide graphical applications to manage your wireless connection. Ubuntu is one of them with its simple but effective and easy to use network-admin. Unfortunately, this tool is part of gnome-system-tools and there isn’t a suitable tool for people that only use KDE, such as Kubuntu users. Yes, I know KDE Control Center provides a module for managing wireless connections but due to Debian’s (and Ubuntu’s) wireless tool utility being different than on other distributions, the wireless KDE control center module won’t work properly. Fortunately, KWireless has been specially designed to work with KDE under Debian based systems.
Kwireless is available as a .deb package so don’t get your hops up that it will work on other distributions. Also, before installing kwireless, your system must have certain packages installed (requirements):