This script gathers the infos necessary for troubleshooting a wireless connection
and saves them in a text file, wrapping it in an archive if it exceeds the 19.5 kB
size limit for
.txt attachments on the Ubuntu Forums.
- Creates the file
wireless-info.txtat the location it is run from.
- Additionally creates the archive
wireless-info.tar.gzif the file exceeds 19.5 kB in size.
- Masks all sensitive info, like MAC addresses and WPA/WEP keys, automatically in a meaningful way.
- Offers to post the results to your default
pastebinitprovider if the program is installed, and a sufficiently reliable internet connection is available.
Run from CLI
You can either run it from the command line with these commands:
wget -N -t 5 -T 10 https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info/raw/master/wireless-info && \ chmod +x wireless-info && \ ./wireless-info
This will download the script, make it executable, and run it, all in a row.
Run from GUI
kdialog is installed, run it from the GUI this way:
- Download the script
- Make it executable
- Run it from your file browser or a Run dialog
If you cannot connect to the internet with the affected system, including via a wired connection, you will have to move files between it and a system connected to the internet.