Wireless connections appΒΆ

This application lets you connect to wireless networks and manage connections. Under the hood, it uses wpa_cli to connect to a running wpa_supplicant instance.


Seriously, wpa_supplicant as wireless management daemon is awesome. Minimalistic and really easy to interface. Also, it’s included and running in latest Raspbian versions (from 02.16).

It uses a ‘wpa_cli.py’ wrapper library to provide a layer between command-line calls and UI (library is included in the application and resides in the application folder).

It’s capable of:

  • Scanning wireless networks and displaying scan results
  • Connecting to known and open wireless networks
  • Viewing wireless connection status
  • Managing multiple wireless interfaces
  • Saving configuration changes to wpa_supplicant.conf file

If you’re not running wpa_supplicant as a daemon and you want to do it, you should follow this guide <https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/using-pcduinos-wifi-dongle-with-the-pi/edit-interfaces> for adjusting your /etc/network/interfaces and this guide<https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/using-pcduinos-wifi-dongle-with-the-pi/edit-wpasupplicantconf> for creating contents of your /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf.