View Full Version : [ubuntu] Easy command line wifi manager?

September 22nd, 2009, 09:08 AM
Hey guys,

Recently I decided to move as much as possible of what I do on my laptop into the command line to try and conserve battery power by not running the GUI. I know, this may sound weird, but it's on an original eeePC where I'm normally connected to my home PC through SSH anyway ;).

So one thing I don't really like about staying in the command-line is how complicated it is to connect to a wireless network without the tools Gnome has to offer. I was wondering, is there a good command line based wireless / wired network manager for Ubuntu?



March 11th, 2011, 08:20 AM
Hi Dillon,

Sorry to reheat an old thread but googling command line wifi tools this post is right up there, so I was wondering weather you had settled on one and were willing to share?


May 3rd, 2011, 09:22 PM
Hi, passing by: I found two programs (not tried yet):
- wicd-curses
- netcfg (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Netcfg) (not in normal ubuntu (http://packages.ubuntu.com/source/oneiric/netcfg) but I don't know why)

June 27th, 2011, 07:02 PM
I love netcfg (mainly because its far more reliable than wicd or network manager on my university wifi), and have had no luck running down a package for Ubuntu's latest version.

Anyone have any luck finding a deb? (or even source that will compile on Ubuntu?)

June 27th, 2011, 07:07 PM
hope that this helps