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.
- - wicd is the most popular Linux alternative to NetworkManager.
- - wicd is the most popular Open Source & free alternative to NetworkManager.
Comments about wicd as a Alternative to NetworkManager
Wicd is great for those who change networks often (tablets laptops etc.) It's an excellent interface to "lower level" tools doing the authentication etc. ... command line and GUI interfaces and from my memory allows hotspots / hostapd setup ...1
iw is a new nl80211 based CLI configuration utility for wireless devices. It supports almost all new drivers that have been added to the kernel recently. It allows you to configure and show information about wireless networking.
wpa_supplicant is designed to be a "daemon" program that runs in the background and acts as the backend component controlling the wireless connection. wpa_supplicant supports separate frontend programs and a text-based frontend (wpa_cli) and a GUI (wpa_gui) are...
- - wpa_supplicant is the most popular Mac alternative to NetworkManager.
VSNM - Very Simple Network Manager
As the name suggests it manages the network in a very simplitic way. This version have wifi WPA and WEP only (more to come). To use it, just place the vsnm.cfg file at /etc/ and add there your existing networks. When you can the script (without.
WvDial (pronounced "Weave Dial") is an easier way to connect to the internet. It completely avoids the need for chat scripts, edits pap-secrets and chap-secrets for you, detects your modem automatically, and chooses a valid init string.