Originally Posted by Cobalt
Well, there's this: http://www.freshports.org/net-mgmt/wifimgr
I'm trying to remember how I did this when I was using XFCE. I believe that I started up a KDE daemon and pre-configured the wireless networks that I used (for school and home.) I just made an entry in XFCE's startup manager to start the daemon on login, and that seemed to work fine. Problem is, you still need to start KDE to manage networks, at least if you want to edit network connections.
That's not user friendly at all. Your solution is fundamentally flawed for me because for one, my older machine lacks a dvd drive. So KDE is impossible to install and even if I could install KDE or Gnome, I wouldn't because that would be too much for my system to take. LXDE works nicely and so does fluxbox and openbox and those are the window managers I was planning to use.
Though It would have been nice to try out the PCBSD changes to FVWM-crystal.
Anyway, the most fundamental flaw that I see in your solution is, how will I go about installing anything from the Appcafe, much less wifimgr, if I won't have any way to connect to wifi from the point of install?
If Wifimgr works (and I remember requesting it in PBI requests) then why isn't it included in the LXDE cd install?
It seems that many people, hoping to use LXDE with wifi will be frustrated and disappointed at how un-user friendly the hassle is.
I really am hoping that the staff manages to fix this in time. I'm hoping that it's not too late in the development process to handle this problem. I don't want to have to say goodbye to PCBSD. I really had my hopes up.