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This program was not written by IT and is not supported by them!
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*The open source alternative for NXInetkey is called Pynetkey.
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*It is available [http://dip.sun.ac.za/~janto/pynetkey/ here on Janto Dreijer's site]. Go there and download the file called '''pynetkey###.deb'''.
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*Double-click on pynetkey###.deb. The Software Center will open. Click on install.
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*Search for '''Pynetkey''' using the [[Unity|Dash]].
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*If this way of installation fails or you are looking for detailed instructions on using Pynetkey, go to: http://dip.sun.ac.za/~janto/pynetkey/readme.html
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<!--Right click on pynetkey.tar.gz and choose to extract it. Cut the folder called "pynetkey". Go to '''Places -> Home Folder''' and paste it there.
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*Now right click on the menu panel at the top of your screen and choose '''Add to panel...'''. Click on '''Custom Application Launcher''' and '''Add'''. Name: Pynetkey, Command: click on browse, go to the pynetkey folder, open it and select '''pynetkey.py'''. Click on the icon, again browse to your home folder, open pynetkey, open icons and choose main.png. Open, OK, close. You should now have a shortcut to open pynetkey in your menu panel with an orange ladybird as icon.
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Detailed instructions on the use of Pynetkey is available at http://dip.sun.ac.za/~janto/pynetkey/readme.html
  
Pynetkey's main goals are to be more robust and attractive (it sits in the system tray) than the existing inetkey/sinetkey. It also runs on both Windows and Linux systems. Pynetkey is released under the GPL.
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==Install Pynetkey's Dependencies==
 
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*Open a terminal from Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal, or by pressing Alt+F2 and typing '''gnome-terminal'''.
Go to: http://dip.sun.ac.za/~janto/pynetkey and download the "deb" package, then double click on it to perform the installation.
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*In the terminal run the following two commands:
 
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**<code>sudo apt-get update
Once installed, use the dash and search for '''pynetkey''', enter your campus username and password, now you are connected to the internet.
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**sudo apt-get install python-eggtrayicon</code>-->
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==Show tray icons==
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If you are running the newest release of Ubuntu (11.04/Natty Narwhal) with the Unity desktop, follow the steps to [[Show tray icons in unity|show tray icons in unity]] so that Pynetkey's icon will appear in the tray after opening.-->
  
 
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Revision as of 11:40, 14 July 2013

  • The open source alternative for NXInetkey is called Pynetkey.
  • It is available here on Janto Dreijer's site. Go there and download the file called pynetkey###.deb.
  • Double-click on pynetkey###.deb. The Software Center will open. Click on install.
  • Search for Pynetkey using the Dash.
  • If this way of installation fails or you are looking for detailed instructions on using Pynetkey, go to: http://dip.sun.ac.za/~janto/pynetkey/readme.html