Quote Originally Posted by SeijiSensei View Post
Personally, I cannot understand why the stock LXDE package doesn't include a network manager, even if I don't install the whole Lubuntu desktop. It seems like a basic and necessary tool.
I guess that's because the NetworkManager is not part of the LXDE project, and therefore different setups may have different types of 'network manager' installed. In theory all the software components of a modern system are supposed to perfectly cooperate with each other, allowing any component to discover and use any other component seamlessly, but so far it has remained theory.

In fact, that's why we need so-called 'distributions' in the first place, because components don't automatically and intelligently interoperate but must be patched together with a huge amount of work.