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Change location automatically based on network
Authored by: cudaboy_71 on Jan 18, '05 08:29:49PM

i guess i've always used location manager differently than most then.

for one, i like static ips...that way i can call a machine by ip when i need it (if all else fails). plus, my work network is 192.168.1.x & my home network is 192.168.0.x...simple enough for me to change my home net...but i'm lazy.

so, my location profiles do two things:

1-reconfigure the netmask, change IP, change DNS servers
2- define which SSID to join

since i have multiple SSIDs at each location, i have a different location profile to join each. what would be nice is if i could write a script to activate each profile based on signal strength, which is what it boils down to for me --i always join the closest one to me.

as it is now, i just hit fn-opt-2 (my keyboard shortcut for the applemenu), hit a few arrow keys to my location profile, and i'm done. but, it would be nice to have it choose automatically.

if it aint broke, break it!

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