Wow… what a difference.
I am typing this on my laptop after firing up wireless with our WPA2 key. Through a nice simple panel. Wireless has not worked this easily in Linux since … well … ever.
I used to think wireless in windows was easy, though some of the connection managers are annoying. This connected right away, no problems. Showed me which access points were available. Allowed me to set up auto detection profiles.
Maybe I can finally lose my scripts. The ones that sometimes sorta kinda worked.
Maybe Linux can lose NetworkMangler and replace it with wicd. The latter works. The former does not.