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I recently upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04. My first attempt failed, and I received an error stating that not all of the required packages were downloaded. Before (successfully) attempting again, I noticed that there was no longer a networking indicator in the upper panel. The indicator did not reappear with the installation of 12.04.

To be clear, my wireless connection has experienced no problems, despite the missing indicator.

Here are the solutions that I have found which did not work for me:

  1. Editing /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf and replacing [ifupdown] managed=false with =true.
  2. Reinstalling network-manager (via apt-get install --reinstall).

I am currently running 12.04 on an Asus Eee PC 1005 HA, and I am new to seeking solutions through forums, so I apologize if I have neglected to provide some vital information about my hardware.

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I had the same problem on my laptop. But, finally found a solution.

Please check this link: http://dvingalstian.blogspot.de/2013/06/installing-gnome-network-manager-in.html

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  Eric Carvalho Jun 7 '13 at 13:46
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Motivated by this post on Ubuntuforums.org, I have found a solution to my issue in two steps.

  1. Purge and reinstall network-manager-gnome:
    sudo apt-get purge network-manager-gnome && sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome
  2. Add nm-applet to the Startup Applications (which may be found by entering "Startup Applications" in the Dash).

I verified that the latter step was necessary, as the indicator did not appear after login without this addition of nm-applet to the Startup Applications.

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thanks! finally learned the name of that applet! i installed network-indicator for some dumb reason, and it removed the network-manager-gnome... and i'm clueless to the unintuitive magic required to get apt-get removed package history... after reinstalling this one all is back to normal. Also, had to reboot before nm-applet stopped dying with errors. think it also installed some services, but i didn't take note. –  gcb Jul 22 '12 at 5:13
    
Thank you! I have had several problems with WiFi and not it's working perfect (so far)! –  Diego Jancic Oct 10 '12 at 21:20
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Only needed to do the first step, then relog –  panmari Jan 20 '13 at 16:46
    
Thanks! This also worked for me in Ubuntu 14.04. –  Merri Jul 28 at 20:58

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