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I'd like to move up and down available wireless access points, setting priorities as we can do in MS Windows. I can't remember to have ever succeded in this since using network-manager. Maybe something with conf files is possible...

I'm not interested in different netowrk managers.

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WiFi Radar is a Python/PyGTK2 utility for managing WiFi profiles. It enables you to scan for available networks and create profiles for your preferred networks. At boot time, running WiFi Radar will automatically scan for an available preferred network and connect to it. You can drag and drop your preferred networks to arrange the profile priority. 1

Install WiFi Radar, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command below.

sudo apt-get install wifi-radar

Install via the software center

To run it,

sudo wifi-radar

WiFi Radar has a new version 2.0 it can be downloaded from their website.

1Source: Ubuntu Geek

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Do I need to add it manually to startup applications? –  jasmines Jul 20 '12 at 6:46
    
If you want it to automatically start, then yes. –  Mitch Jul 20 '12 at 10:58
    
What if I don't? Will the priorities be ignored or remembered? –  jasmines Jul 20 '12 at 11:35
    
According to WiFi Radar you don't have to. priorities will stay the same. –  Mitch Jul 20 '12 at 11:43
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You didn't downvote the question, but you did the answer. This has been tried with 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, and Fedora, and it works perfect out of the box. Plus the fact that this question is over a year old. Try the new release. WiFi Radar has a new version 2.0 it can be downloaded from their website. The website has also the need documentations. –  Mitch Nov 16 '13 at 10:16
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