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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Wireless network access with Linux can still be a bit of black magic to get working, but more tools are becoming available to ease the pain of connecting a Linux system to a wireless network. One such tool is Wireless Assistant, a little KDE application that can be used to connect to various wireless networks.
Wireless Assistant is available for download at http://wlassistant.sourceforge.net/. It does require the KDE development packages to be installed in order to compile, and the installation process is a simple: