First make sure you have a "System Tray" applet on of your panels otherwise the applet won't show up. Xubuntu provides one by default in the right part of the upper panel. So normally this should be ok.
Install the packages from the terminal:
Go to Settings>Autostarted Applications:Code:sudo apt-get install network-manager network-manager-gnome
- click "+ Add"
- type in these values:
- name = "network applet"
- command = "nm-applet --sm-disable &"
That is all.
Some people complain of having multiple nm-applets running... An easy trick is to remove the applet:
Quit all applications and reboot while saving your session.Code:sudo apt-get remove network-manager-gnome
To install again the applet, start at the beginning of this howto.