Wicd: Another network manager for Linux


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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

In Debian:

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

In mandriva

Download from :


Now start your vicd network manager from Application –> Internet

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