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Edimax EW-7318USg and switch to wicd

I’ve just bought the Edimax EW-7318USg wireless USB dongle, mainly to use it in corners of the house where the wireless signal is weak. It works fine and does seem to boost the signal.

With network-manager, I found no way to quickly switch between the built-in wireless card and the Edimax. I installed wicd, which uninstalls network-manager if you install it via aptitude (you have to add the repository first, see the wicd website). I like it so far. It seems more transparent in what it does than network-manager. You can manually enter an interface to use for wired or wireless. The Edimax shows up as “wlan0”, if I enter that, it connects via that, else, use the default “ath0”.

It seems I can also quickly put the Edimax into monitor mode via airmon-ng, but I haven’t done anything but watch it collect some packets in wireshark so far.

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