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I have modified /etc/network/interfaces in order to connect to my wireless network automatically on startup.

My question: Is there a way, to put a notification icon on the top panel to confirm that the computer is connected.

Now the only icon is the one of nm which is being bypassed so is not useful.

Thanks.

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You can tell nm to include any interfaces that you defined in /etc/network/interfaces by editing its configuration file

sudo nano /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf

and changing managed=false to managed=true in the [ifupdown] section

[ifupdown]
managed=true
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if I do that, then it won't connect on startup. –  user188349 Aug 29 '13 at 12:28

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