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Unable get my wireless network connection when I switched to awesome window manager. However, automatically I get wireless connection under Ubuntu 11.04 classic. Could someone tell me how to get wireless connection under awesome window manager.

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A program called NetworkManager has been the default network configuration mechanism on Ubuntu for some time now. Several front-ends for the desktop-agnostic backend exist, but primarily there are cli, Gnome, and KDE variants. Wikipedia lists several NetworkManager front ends. GTK-based window managers usually use nm-applet, and an independent wiki gives instructions on using nm-applet with the awesome window manager.

(incidentally, that link is hosted through, and I'm in the middle of a Stargate episode :P)

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When I click the nm-applet link, firefox is saying that the connection is untrusted. Please provide me a valid link. Thanks. – samarasa Jun 3 '11 at 6:01
@kkp Are you aware there is no danger there? Most sites are not secured. Just proceed and remember not to upload confidential info like your credit card number .... :/ – Chan-Ho Suh Mar 15 '12 at 2:18
@Chan-HoSuh What differentiates that site from sites that are not secured is that it does use https, but its certificate is not issued by a recognized certificate authority. Ordinarily a site that uses HTTPS is expected to be trusted, and in situations like this, it's eminently reasonable for people to assume there may be something wrong with the site. – Eliah Kagan Jan 8 '13 at 8:26

First, you need to check the network-manager service status. Press Mod4(super key) and Enter/Return key and type this commands:

sudo service network-manager status

If it is up and running, next, check the available wifi networks:

nmcli connection show

to connect:

nmcli connection up <NAME OF WIFI NETWORK>
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