Posted by: Anonymous
on August 05, 2007 07:12 AM
I have found that Wicd perfectly complements Xubuntu, since the Gnome Network Manager (of Ubuntu) requires a variety of Gnome dependencies. Another bonus is the developers will try and help you connect directly, if you have any problems (e.g. using an unusual wifi chipset driver) on their forum [http://wicd.sourceforge.net/phpbb/]. It is actually a lot more reliable for encrypted networks than Network Manager too, particularly with Atheros and Intel chipsets connecting to WPA networks (as identified in a Launchpad Network Manager bug). My advice: try it - if it doesn't work - ask the developers to fix it.