Scan for available networks and present them (along with strength and security info) directly in your openbox menu. Click to connect.
This script is called once when the menu is initiated (
sudo wifi-pipe <interface>); it parses the output of
iwlist <interface> scan and
formats the xml structure required to display the lines in your menu.
Each menu entry gets assigned a command which will recall this script
sudo wifi-pipe <interface> connect <essid>); when clicked, that
command will do the required profile setup and network connection via
You can test these commands individually in a terminal if you find something's not working.
For doing the actual connecting.
For entering passwords when required.
NOPASSWDentry for this script
Since the script requires root but is called directly from the window manager's environment using sudo, you'll have no chance to enter a password.
username ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: /path/to/wifi-pipe
- An entry for it in your menu.xml
An example menu.xml is included in this repo.
I no longer use this; it may or may not work. If you actively use it and need something fixed or changed, please open an issue here. I'll try to get to it when I can -- be prepared to help me test fixes.
Also, if anyone could send me some screenshots of this in action, I'd love to include them in this README. I'm not motivated enough to start up an openbox instance to get my own :).