Sidux/Useable applications/Local networks managing

From Wikibooks, open books for an open world
Jump to navigation Jump to search


One of tools for wired and wirelles networks managing is an application made by sidux developers - Ceni.
There is Ceni network configuration guide for the chapter: Sidux/Installation/Ceni
When you configure the network, it doesn't need any more your attention.


But if you change an access point often I suggest to install any graphic network configurator.
Wicd is a default network configurator for XFCE so install it as root:
apt-get install wicd
1. You will be asked for adding a new user to "netdev" group - mark it with "space" bottom as "x" and click OK.
2. Re-boot your computer.
3. Open Wicd from desktop panel-> Preferences tab-> Network Interfaces:
a. For Wireless type: wlan0
b. For Wired type: eth0 and click on-> OK.
4. Refresh network list and find yours-> mark for Automatically connection to this network.
5. If you use wireless connection open "Properties" and type your network key if required.

Home page:
Wicd on Wikipedia:

Network Manager[edit]

Network Manager is an application for GNOME environment but it works on others anyway.
It manages mobiles networks too from 0.7 version.
apt-get remove wicd
apt-get install network-manager network-manager-gnome

Home page:

KNetwork Manager[edit]

For KDE environment install:
apt-get install network-manager network-manager-kde
apt-get install kwlan

Kwlan home page: