Wicd is an open source network manager for wired and wireless connections.
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Wicd is an open source network manager for wired and wireless connections, which aims to provide a simple interface to connect to networks with a wide variety of settings.

Main features:

  • No Gnome dependencies (although it does require GTK), so it is easy to use in XFCE, Fluxbox, Openbox, Enlightenment, etc.
  • Ability to connect to wired 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

last updated on:
May 1st, 2012, 6:16 GMT
developed by:
Adam Blackburn and Dan O'Reilly
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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What's New in version 1.7.1
  • You will now want to use the --python option to setup.py configure to make sure the right Python (python2.x) is used. With the Python 3 transition in progress, the lack of uniformity across distros made it difficult to find a solution that works everywhere. As a result, the python executable path can be set (for subprocesses launched by Wicd) with the --python option to setup.py configure, and patching of the shebang lines may be required if `which python` is not python2.x.
  • If you handle translations in your packaging process, setup.py now needs 'pybabel' and 'xgettext' binaries. Please provide them during the build process.
  • setup.py now accepts three more parameters: --dbus-service=, --systemd= and --logrotate=. Please set them accordingly to the paths of your distribution.
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