Re: [dev] Fwd: OT:GUI wireless connections management?

From: Josh Rickmar <>
Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 19:26:03 -0400

On Sun, May 30, 2010 at 03:01:24AM +0400, Ilya Ilembitov wrote:
> Hi, all.I wanted to ask for an advice.
> Being a laptop user, I have to swtich between wireless networks quite frequently, and often I have to connect to the new networks. So, I am in need of a tool that would allow me to automatize the whole routine: provide me with a list of networks, allow me to select the one to connect, find out the type of encryption and actually connect to it (prompting me for the encryption key, if needed) - since I don't think that I'll be able to memorize all the wpa_supplicant options to use it fluently (i.e. without having to read the manpage each time I want to connect to a new network).
> The current options that I am aware of:
> 1. Networkmanager - ties a lot of dependencies and is not quite stable
> 2. wicd - has a ncurses flavour, I'll probably give it a try.
> 3. connman (that thing that is used in Moblin/Meego) - quite young and I haven't heard much of it, and whether it could be used outside of its original environment. Although I believe I have read somewhere that E17 people were trying to make a EFL GUi to it, so probably it's rather flexible.
> Any other options? I was hoping that someone has already come up with a custom solution that would integrate into dwm/dmenu environment nicely.

What's wrong with just using ifconfig?
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