[nSLUG] Looking for Linux wireless configurator

Eugene Cormier eugene.cormier at gmail.com
Tue Dec 31 11:35:31 AST 2013

And I've even heard tell that there is a ncurses interface brewing in


On Tue, Dec 31, 2013 at 11:08:10AM -0400, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> On 12/31/2013 10:30 AM, Eugene Cormier wrote:
> > How about Network Manager? It's super easy to use, that's what I put on
> > my Dad's machine. I originally had wicd (so that if I need to mess with
> > stuff over ssh, I had a nice curses interface, but he had some troubles
> > figuring it out: if you want to connect to passworded wireless, wicd
> > doesn't ask for the password, but you have to go into the settings and
> > select wpa1/2 passphrase (out of about 12 other options) and then enter
> > the password, save and then try reconnecting)
> > 
> > NetworkManager simply asks for the password when you try to connect and
> > guesses everything else. Dead simple
> > 
> > Eugene
> > 
> > ps if you're going to use it in a WM/DE you need to autostart nm-applet
> > as well as remembering to start the NetworkManager service on boot
> I second this recommendation. Install network-manager-gnome. Also, about
> autostart, check:
> /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop
> If you have a WM that obeys the OpenDesktop XDG spec (e.g. openbox,
> which is used by LXDE, or xfwm4) it should autostart using this file
> just fine (just so long as your DE isn't excluded in a NotShowIn or
> OnlyShowIn field; if so, edit as needed).
> This is what I prefer to use on XFCE4 and LXDE systems. I have found
> nothing better.
> Ben
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