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Old 02-20-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
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network-manager issue connecting to WiFi

Hello there, I am using Debian Testing with MATE on my Laptop and I'm having a lot of difficulty using network-manager to manage my Wireless connection.

I am able to connect by running the following command in the terminal:
/etc/init.d/network-manager restart

This usually allows the network to connect, but I still cannot manage my wireless connections from here, and hope to be able to if i can. The reason I need to be able to manage my connection is to connect to different wireless spots since I am on the move alot.

I've done some research online and have noticed this is a common issue but have not been able to resolve it. Is there a replacement for network-manager I could use?

Also while I understand MATE is not a default window manager of choice for Debian Testing, this issue occurs with GNOME 3.

Any replies will be much appreciated.
Old 02-21-2013, 08:02 AM   #2
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aptitude install wicd

Am using wicd to connect to my network.

Assuming your wireless is working, you can just apt-get install wicd and start wicd-client
else you may need some non-free firmware from here

Remember to add wlan0 into the wicd-client to get it working, image here

Good Luck
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