wicd is described as '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' and is an app in the Network & Admin category. There are eight alternatives to wicd for Linux, Xfce, Mac and Windows. The best alternative is NetworkManager, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like wicd are Ethtool (Free, Open Source), ceni (Free, Open Source), Rfkill (Free, Open Source) and iw (Free, Open Source).
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.
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