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Is there an alternative open source software for connecting to wireless networks, other than the one built into windows xp?

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so you know most wireless cards will come with their own connection utility that replaces the Windows wireless utility. As for the reason WHY you need an open-source solution... (?) –  l0c0b0x Jun 19 '10 at 6:40
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@l0c0b0x Yes, but the Windows software isn't that good and the Vendor-specific utilities are often even worse. Even when the vendor utilities are not worse, it's a training issue teaching users about a different program every time you refresh a set of machines. This is a good question and I at least am also interested in the answer. –  Joel Coehoorn Jun 19 '10 at 17:03
    
But why open-source? –  Svish Jun 19 '10 at 17:32
    
open source is free and more actively developed. the question why open source vs proprietary software is a entirely different question. –  Moak Jun 21 '10 at 3:43
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Though not an open-source application Avanquest does offer a free connection manager application. I've never used it, but it certainly looks like ti would fit the bill.

http://www.avanquest.com/USA/software/avanquest-connection-manager-107347

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