View Full Version : wicd vs network manager

April 23rd, 2010, 03:04 PM
I was trying out wicd and found it to be more intuitive and faster than network manager.
Is anyone else using wicd?
I am thinking of removing network manager and continue with wicd.
Any pros/cons to this?

April 23rd, 2010, 03:11 PM
I'm using WICD as well. For me, it proved more consistently reliable and it could connect to WPA2-PSK networks several generations of Ubuntu before network manager could. Since I've seen the GUI of WICD and Network manager I must say I prefer the former. It is much more `sane': a list of access points rather than connection profiles (don't care about profiles, I just want to get my wireless up and running pronto). And WICD makes it relatively easy to add more connection templates; so if a specific type of authentication method is not available you can usually add it.

On the other hand WICD does not yet work with 3G modems and such like, so if you need that you may have to stick with network manager.

April 23rd, 2010, 03:23 PM
I don't use any 3G modem and VPN which are possible with network manager only so I think I should be fine.

I also use WPA2 and found the wireless to be connected faster with wicd.

April 23rd, 2010, 04:02 PM
I am using WICD as well like you say its intuitive and faster to use.