Re: Alternative to network-manager
On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 09:21:38 -0600
"Stackpole, Chris" <CStackpole@barbnet.com> wrote:
> > From: Brian McKee [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 8:49 AM
> > Subject: Fwd: Alternative to network-manager
> > On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 7:56 AM, Eduardo M KALINOWSKI
> > <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > I know network-manager often does more bad than good, so I would
> > > like to avoid using it.
> > Debateable, but hey - it's your computer.
> > > So, is there any other graphical tool that allows for easy set-up
> > > networking (especially wireless), listing networks in reach and
> > > automatic connection to them?
> > Try http://wicd.sourceforge.net
> I have never had a problem with network manager after the Ubuntu 7.10
> release. No problems in Debian; no problems in Ubuntu. I am not sure why
> there is so much hate against it. Maybe I am that lucky user for this
> package. ;-)
At least for me, it disconnects the network a lot and occasionally requires a
full restart if the wireless ap restarts (an issue with the cheaper home
routers that occasionally lock up)
> Still, I have never heard of wicd and I have to admit it looks pretty
> good. There are certainly a few options that I wish network-manager had.
> Do you use it? Or did you just stumble across it? I am contemplating
> installing it on my dev box when I get home...
> Thanks for the suggestion!