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wpa_supplicant is described as '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' and is an app. There are seven alternatives to wpa_supplicant for Linux and Xfce. The best alternative is wicd, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like wpa_supplicant are NetworkManager, Ethtool, iw and ceni.

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  • Linux
  • Xfce

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    wicd

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    8 alternatives to wicd 

    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.

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    NetworkManager

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to NetworkManager 

    NetworkManager is a set of co-operative tools that make networking simple and straightforward. Whether WiFi, wired, 3G, or Bluetooth, NetworkManager allows you to quickly move from one network to another: once a network has been configured and joined once, it can be detected and...

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  3. Ethtool

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to Ethtool 

    ethtool - utility for controlling network drivers and hardware.

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  4. iw

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to iw 

    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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    ceni

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Xfce
    6 alternatives to ceni 

    Network manager used by Linux distributions Sidux and Aptosid, but can be installed on debian based distributions, and compiled from source on just about any.

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  6. VSNM

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    8 alternatives to VSNM 

    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.

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  7. Rfkill

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    7 alternatives to Rfkill 

    rfkill is a small tool to query the state of the rfkill switches, buttons and subsystem interfaces.

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