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JoSch
April 23rd, 2008, 04:14 PM
I once again got upset about network-manager:


no static IPs - only dhcp
no profiles
auto connect when network cable is plugged in - not always wanted because it could brake a second connection by rewriting the routing table
no support for ppp connections like modem or umts/gprs
no support for hidden essids


will those features ever be added???

is there any alternative?

to whom should i speak if i want to address those problems?

as i was told wpa_supplicant is powerful enough to implement some of those features so why are they hold back?

cheers

josch

AleXit
April 23rd, 2008, 06:52 PM
The answer is WICD (http://www.wicd.net)
Not only a network-manager alternative... it's MUCH better ;)

JoSch
April 24th, 2008, 01:21 PM
ah! this is really a GREAT tool!

and it's even in PYTHON!!

i think this is exactly the kind of project i want to contribute to!

How does the original network manager even stand a chance against wicd?

MikeRussell
April 25th, 2008, 04:25 AM
My vote also for WICD...can't understand why this doesn't become the de facto standard for network managers...

FredB
April 25th, 2008, 07:41 AM
My vote also for WICD...can't understand why this doesn't become the de facto standard for network managers...

I've used Wicd with an archlinux. It worked. I'm currently using NM with my hardy. It works.

I'm kinda "agnostic" here ;)

la3875
April 25th, 2008, 03:52 PM
Does it work in Hardy? As you can see from the posts Wireless has been broken since RC - which in my opinion is unacceptable.

FredB
April 25th, 2008, 04:11 PM
Well, so, it must be magic that I can use my wifi connection to post here ;)