|How to Use this Tool|
This tool is embedded into the Network Center (Section 10.1.2, “Network Center: Reconfiguring and Monitoring Network Interfaces”). You can also right click on the “signal meter” icon in the panel and choose + . Then enter the system administrator's password to access the tool.
This tool shows the wireless networks currently available. It also allows you to switch between the networks and to change their configurations. If you haven't configured your wireless interface yet, please refer to Section 10.1.1.2, “Wireless Connection”. Figure 10.11, “DrakRoam's Interface” shows DrakRoam's interface: a list of the available networks, together with their status, and buttons for actions at the bottom.
To change networks, select one from the list, then click on . If the network is public, you are immediately connected. If it's private, you are asked for configuration parameters with the same dialog shown in Figure 10.12, “Changing Wireless Network Configuration”. Provide the required settings (in particular, the encryption key) and click . Settings take effect immediately.
If you need to change the network parameters, select the network from the list, then click on . See Figure 10.12, “Changing Wireless Network Configuration” for an example of a secure wireless network connection.