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Wicd or network manager

Wicd, network admin, Chestnut dialer, and gprsec
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Network Manager, and Chestnut dialer.
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Wicd or Network manager.

Postby merlwiz79 on Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:51 am

Not sure how well Network Manager works this time around.
Wicd Wireless and Wired.
Chestnut-dialer modems and mobile phone's modems.
Gprsec mobile phones.
Network Admin wireless, wired, and modems.

Network manager:
Has wireless, wired, modems and mobile phone's modems.
Has other plugins for vpn, pptp, and openvpn.
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Re: Wicd or Network manager.

Postby emorrp1 on Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:05 pm

Note that the only reason I voted network manager, is I know it works with all my networks, and I haven't looked into wicd yet.
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Re: Wicd or Network manager.

Postby Gumbotron on Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:47 pm

reason i voted network manager is because wicd doesnt work with my comp and makes it hang when i try to connect to a wireless network.
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Re: Wicd or Network manager.

Postby FedoraRefugee on Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:43 am

Wicd rocks! :D
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Re: Wicd or Network manager.

Postby alexxx24887 on Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:25 pm

NM, cause wicd works not so flawless.
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Re: Wicd or Network manager.

Postby Aging Technogeek on Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:30 pm

I'm with Fedora Refugee. I've used both and vastly prefer wicd. I especially like the fact that it lets me see the MAC address or a router before I connect to it.

Where I'm located we have had problems with people using range expanders and repeaters to boost signals without permission. This causes trouble when regular network members tie to their signals because the network manager they use just sees it as the strongest signal. When these intruders turn off their equipment several users can be dumped off the internet without warning.

This can be bad if they were doing something like placing a bid on eBay or taking a college exam online. With wicd, you always know what you are tying to.
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Re: Wicd or Network manager.

Postby alfavictory on Fri May 08, 2009 5:21 am

The reason why I vote for Network Manager that I tried both on my AAO (Acer Aspire One) and Network Manager works from the box with no problem at all.
For Wicd in Gloria XFCE I change kernel from Jaunty to make Wicd works but Cardreaders don't work now and everage speed gets low
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Re: Wicd or Network manager.

Postby shane on Fri May 08, 2009 8:58 am

Although the majority of votes went to Wicd, it seems like machines like netbooks where these lighter editions are more likely to be installed are the ones that need Network Manager more. So switching to the heavier manager might be the better option for the target audience.

I am talking mostly about the Fluxbox CE since someone brought the same issue up for netbooks. So I just wanted to see if anyone else on the XFCE CE side of things has had better success with Wicd than Network Manager on a netbook.
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Re: Wicd or Network manager.

Postby jollywollup on Wed May 27, 2009 6:19 am

WICD works fine, but one huge drawback for me is that it does not support VPN networks. I installed LM6 xfce edition on my girlfriend's laptop, and I cannot figure out how to connect her to the campus network using VPN. So it has kind of been an issue trying to get access to scientific papers and such.

From what I've read, using network manager (plus pptp) makes it fairly easy to connect to VPN. If that functionality were in WICD, it would be flawless for me.

Just my two cents.
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Re: Wicd or Network manager.

Postby spet on Sun May 31, 2009 4:06 am

Voted NetworkManager because my university require a VPN connection to use the wireless. If only Wicd had support for vpnc...
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Re: Wicd or Network manager.

Postby merlwiz79 on Sun May 31, 2009 7:19 am

spet wrote:Voted NetworkManager because my university require a VPN connection to use the wireless. If only Wicd had support for vpnc...
Have you gone to the forums to ask about this?
They may start working on it if they have testers.
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Re: Wicd or Network manager.

Postby Trench on Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:48 am

There are a couple of quirks in regards to WPA2 with WICD, but on the whole it's nice to use. I use XFCE mint on an aspire one with the 9" and the simple interface is nice.
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Re: Wicd or Network manager.

Postby likemindead on Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:01 pm

Wicd FTW on my old Latitude C610 with a Intel PRO 2200 mini-PCI card.

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Network Manager has been one hassle after another...
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Re: Wicd or Network manager.

Postby spet on Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:45 am

merlwiz79 wrote:
spet wrote:Voted NetworkManager because my university require a VPN connection to use the wireless. If only Wicd had support for vpnc...
Have you gone to the forums to ask about this?
They may start working on it if they have testers.

I've asked and gotten a reply: This couldn't make it for the 1.6 release but work will start on VPN support feature in the next release. According to dano:
dano wrote:It's also going to be a complete rewrite, so it'll be a while before it's ready.

I won't hold my breath, but I will stick with NetworkManager :)

The feature request thread can be found here
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