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How can I replicate the "Create Network..." option under the AirPort icon on the menu bar in Terminal? I want to start an ad hoc network through Terminal....
02-07-2009, 11:30 PM #1
Create Wifi network through Terminal
How can I replicate the "Create Network..." option under the AirPort icon on the menu bar in Terminal? I want to start an ad hoc network through Terminal.
02-14-2009, 08:51 PM #2
why cant you just use the menu button?
im not sure exactly how to do it but heres how to do it with apple script
-- This script creates an ad-hoc network with a password and changes your
-- network location.
-- I just added network passwords and network locations to a script which
-- comes from StefanK:
-- MacScripter / creating ad-hoc airport network from script
-- Set NetworkName to be the name of the wireless network you wish
-- to create. This will also attempt to set the network location
-- to that name as well.
-- Set NetworkPassword to be your wireless network password. It MUST BE
-- 13 characters long (or 26 hex digits).
property NetworkName : "MyAdHocNetwork"
property NetworkPassword : "thirteenchars"
property CreateMenuName : "Create Network…"
do shell script "/usr/sbin/scselect " & NetworkName
tell application "System Events"
tell process "SystemUIServer"
tell menu bar 1
set menu_extras to value of attribute "Aescription" of menu bar items
repeat with the_menu from 1 to the count of menu_extras
if item the_menu of menu_extras is "Airport Menu Extra" then exit repeat
tell menu bar item the_menu
perform action "AXPress"
perform action "AXPress" of menu item CreateMenuName of menu 1
repeat until exists window 1
tell window 1
click checkbox 1
click pop up button 2
click menu item 2 of menu 1 of pop up button 2
click button 1