View Poll Results: do we need a more powerful network manager?

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Thread: network manager alternative?

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  1. #1
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    Question network manager alternative?

    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

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    Re: network manager alternative?

    The answer is WICD (http://www.wicd.net)
    Not only a network-manager alternative... it's MUCH better

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    Re: network manager alternative?

    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?

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    Re: network manager alternative?

    My vote also for WICD...can't understand why this doesn't become the de facto standard for network managers...

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    Question Re: network manager alternative?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeRussell View Post
    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
    Only knowledge will set you free.
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    Using Linux-only PC powered since december 2004, Ubuntu user since june 2006.
    Acer Laptop 5520g / Ubuntu 9.04 - AMD64.

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    Re: network manager alternative?

    Does it work in Hardy? As you can see from the posts Wireless has been broken since RC - which in my opinion is unacceptable.
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