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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.
Some of Wicd's features include:
- A full-featured interactive console interface and graphical interface
- No required graphical dependencies (ie, no X, Gnome, KDE)
- GTK interface has no GNOME dependencies, so it can be used in XFCE, Fluxbox, Openbox, Enlightenment, etc.
- Ability to connect to wired (Ethernet only, no PPPoE/DSL support yet) and wireless networks
- Profiles for each wireless network and wired network
- Many encryption schemes, some of which include WEP/WPA/WPA2 (and you can add your own)
- Remains compatible with wireless-tools
- Tray icon showing network activity and signal strength
Wicd's current release is 1.7.1. Information about changes in this version can be found at the Launchpad project page.
Wicd is currently under active development. If you are considering adding a new feature or changing something, please drop into our IRC channel and talk with the developers. For other development-related questions more information, see our development page.