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How to manage wi-fi connections?

asked 2013-04-12 21:20:04 +0000

anonymous user


Those of you who use i3wm on laptops, what do you use to manage wi-fi connections? I kind of don't want to use CLI for that (partly because network management is black magic to me), but I don't know how (or if) I can use some graphical tools.

So, what do you use?

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answered 2013-04-12 21:28:37 +0000

Michael gravatar image

I just use NetworkManager and put the following in my i3 config file:

exec --no-startup-id nm-applet
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answered 2013-04-12 21:29:29 +0000

badboy_ gravatar image

networkmanager works just fine for most people, wicd works for me.

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answered 2013-04-18 12:30:42 +0000

CLI is not necessarily complex. The netcfg package (which has been recently replaced with netctl in ArchLinux) has a nice command wifi-menu that is easier to use than most GUI apps. You just issue that command, wait for the list of networks to appear and hit Enter (because the first item will probably refer to the most relevant network); voilà, we are online. The network status is visible in i3status by default. The profile can be saved (if needed), edited as a plaintext file (if needed), and plugged into systemd (if needed).

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