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Does anyone know of a freestanding desktop independent GUI application for connecting to a (wireless) network?

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NetworkManager is the one used in Ubuntu but can theoretically be installed on basically any Linux. An alternative would be wicd.

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Isn't NetworkManager some kind of desktop applet? How do I bring up its GUI in a window manager like Blackbox say? –  August Karlstrom Nov 14 '12 at 14:18
    
No, the NetworkManager applet is a seperat package that uses network manager (called nm-applet). The network manager should have an interface you can run by itself. Try running nm-connection-editor –  André Stannek Nov 14 '12 at 14:26
    
OK, I see. But there seems to be no way to start using a connection in the connection editor or am I wrong? –  August Karlstrom Nov 14 '12 at 14:39
    
Seems you are right, never noticed that. Try wicd, I used it a few years ago and it worked fine for me. I think you have to uninstall NetworkManager to avoid conflicts but I don't really remember ;-) –  André Stannek Nov 14 '12 at 15:01

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