Wicd is an open source wired and wireless network manager for Linux which aims to provide a simple interface to connect to networks with a wide variety of settings.
Some of Wicd’s key capabilities include:
- No Gnome dependencies (although it does require GTK), so it is easy to use in XFCE, Fluxbox, Openbox, Enlightenment, etc.
- Ability to connect to wired and wireless networks
- Profiles for each wireless network and wired network
- Many encryption schemes, some of which include WEP/WPA/WPA2 (and you can add your own)
- Remains compatible with wireless-tools
- Tray icon showing network activity and signal strength
How to install this in ubuntu :
Downlod from here : http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/all/wicd/download
Add this line to /etc/apt/sources.list :
deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free
Then add the verification key
apt-get -t lenny-backports install wicd.
In Fedora 11/12 : (rpmfusion sources should be installed)
yum install wicd
in gentoo/sabayon :
emerge -av vicd
In Opensuse11.1 11.2:
Under root type in the terminal :
sudo zypper ar "http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/system:/wicd/openSUSE_11.1/" Wicd
Auto refresh with the command :
sudo zypper mr -r Wicd
Now install the package using the command :
sudo zypper in wicd
Download from :
Now start your vicd network manager from Application –> Internet
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