Function GPE-Aerial is a tool to search wireless LANs and to connect to these. It is designed for devices with old or bad wifi drivers that do not support passive scanning like the drivers used in many Familiar Linux releases. .png" border="0" alt="Screenshot">
Coordinator(s) The coordinator for this sub-project is Florian Boor ( If you want to contribute to this project, please contact him or the GPE mailinglist.

The source code can be found in SVN, module extra/.

Distributions known to ship are:

is distributed under the GPL.


GPE-Aerial makes use of the Prismstumbler wireless LAN scanner engine which is able to find all sorts of wireless LANs if it is able to work with the driver of your hardware. For more modern devices with recent Linux 2.6 its backend should be replaced with something using passive scanning only.

Project History
  • 2003: Project started by Florian Boor