Re: wireless gui configuration utility
On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 18:15:10 +0000
Tzafrir Cohen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 10:25:25PM +0800, Umarzuki Mochlis wrote:
> > Please kindly share your favorite utility that you are using daily on
> > lenny amd64/i386 so i can gain something to make my wireless
> > experience better.
> I'm using wicd, and generally happy with it.
> I tried NetworkManager and noticed it was clumsy and the command-line
> interface provided me just about nothing. wicd's commandline interface
> is slightly poorer (nothing at all), but it actually works.
My two problems with wicd (one of them is not an issue at the moment, but it
1. the memory overhead of the client (why python? it's very good for daemons
and such, not very memory efficient)
root 4634 0.2 0.3 89776 7776 ? S 00:51 3:23 python /usr/share/wicd/wicd-daemon.py
root 4975 0.1 0.2 71264 5848 ? S 00:51 1:17 python /usr/share/wicd/monitor.py
micha 5440 0.0 1.1 197904 23068 ? Ss 00:57 0:37 python /usr/share/wicd/wicd-client.py
2. It doesn't support vpn which network manager does
on the other hand I couldn't find how to manually set an ip with network
manager and the wireless connection was very unstable (very frequent
disconnects requiring wireless system restarts to find the wireless network
So for the moment it's wicd for me (I have the memory to spare at the moment).