Connection Manager is now wicd.
See http://wicd.net for more details and downloads, as well as features and forums for troubleshooting.
A quick summary: support for wireless and wired networks, with individual settings for each network, autoconnect at boot, tray icons. See http://wicd.net/features.php for a more complete list.
We decided to move everything to the wicd website, so that we will have a single place for all communications regarding wicd.
I will leave the older info up for reference.
- New! - Ability to configure wired networks with DHCP...the ability to use static IPs will come soon
- New! - Only for Edgy: System tray applet, displays signal strength - works in any window manager
- Connect to WPA 1&2 enabled networks using WPA supplicant automatically (see note below)
- Connect to WEP enabled networks
- Remembers network keys
- Ability to change the driver WPA supplicant uses
- Connect at boot (automatically, without entering password)
- Connect at resume from suspend
- View signal strengths (works with ndiswrapper too)
- Sorts networks in strength order, with strongest at the top
- Allow you to set and change the interface used
- Use network profiles...
- Have different static or dynamic IP settings for each network you connect to
- Specify static DNS servers for each network
- Choose whether to connect automatically on a per-network basis
This .deb contains only Connection Manager, it does NOT contain the systray app. For that, please scroll down.
After you installation, a menu item will be in Applications / Internet / Connection Manager.
Systray Download - For Edgy Only
THE SYSTEM TRAY ICON MUST BE ENABLED BEFORE IT WILL APPEAR!
This can be done by adding it to your window manager's session
in GNOME: go to System -> Preferences -> Sessions, and clicking Startup Programs, and adding connection-manager-systray
in KDE: create a symlink of /opt/connection-manager/systray in this folder: ~/.kde/autostart/
Everyone else: figure it out for yourself, and then post directions on this thread, and I'll add them here.
Most WPA networks will work easily with Connection Manager, but some may require additional work. If you WPA network does not work with the default Connection Manager settings, edit /opt/connection-manager/data/wpa_supplicant.conf using normal wpa_supplicant syntax (see man wpa_supplicant.conf for more info). This is the configuration file Connection Manager will use to launch wpa_supplicant. If you need help, you can look at this tutorial: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202834
The entire program will be updated constantly, so check back every once in a while for new updates.
- ability to connect to hidden networks
Current status: Beta
Current version: 1.3.2 (Bug fix)
All versions are on the server - if you want an old version, substitute the version number of the one you want with version-number in the link below.
1.3.1 - Bug fix
1.3.0 - Feature and bug fix
1.2.2 - Bug fix
1.2.1 - Bug fix
1.2.0 - Feature and bug fix
1.1.2 - Bug fix
1.1.1 - Bug fix
1.1.0 - Feature and bug fix
1.0.8 - Bug fix - click here for download
1.0.7 - Bug fix
1.0.6 - Bug fix
1.0.5 - Bug fix
1.0.4 - Bug fix
1.0.3 - Bug fix
1.0.2 - Bug fix
1.0.1 - Bug fix
1.0.0 - Original release