Jul 012008

WiFi Radar is a Python/PyGTK2 utility for managing WiFi profiles. It enables you to scan for available networks and create profiles for your preferred networks. At boot time, running WiFi Radar will automatically scan for an available preferred network and connect to it. You can drag and drop your preferred networks to arrange the profile priority.

Install WiFi Radar


To install WiFi Radar, you need the following installed on your PC or Laptop




opensuse11:~ # yast2 –install python python-gtk-2 iwconfig

Once installed, you can go ahead and install WiFi Radar. Packman has RPM packages from which WiFi Radar can be installed in openSUSE 11.0. For, openSUSE 10.3/10.2 there is a 1-Click install link to install the utility.

Install in openSUSE 11.0

opensuse11:~ # yast2 –install http://packman.links2linux.org/download/wifi-radar/130414/wifi-radar-1.9.8-0.pm.1.noarch.rpm

This should install the WiFi Radar software from RPM.

Install in openSUSE 103/10.2

For openSUSE 10.3 & 10.2, click the 1 click Install link and open with YaST2 installer to complete the installation.

WiFi Radar Run modes


WiFi Radar can run in two modes, one is a quick scan mode and connects to any available profiles

opensuse11:~ # wifi-radar -d

UI mode

To show the UI and manage profiles:

opensuse11:~ # wifi-radar &

WiFi Radar at Startup

To start the WiFi Radar at system startup, you may download the source Tar files from here and extract the files. There is a init_script available in the source packages which can be copied as wifi-radar file into /etc/init.d/ directory and set to run at the Run-Levels 2 3 and 5.

opensuse:~ # wget http://wifi-radar.systemimager.org/pub/wifi-radar-1.9.9.tar.bz2

opensuse:~ # tar -xjf wifi-radar-1.9.9.tar.bz2

opensuse:~ # cd wifi-radar-1.9.9

opensuse:~/wifi-radar-1.9.9 # cp init_script /etc/init.d/wifi-radar

opensuse:~ # chkconfig wifi-radar on

This should install and start WiFi Radar at System Startup!