Questions that relate to the open source software utility to manage both wireless and wired networks for Linux. Wicd is an acronym for Wireless Interface Connection Daemon.

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Every time I boot into my computer my internet runs at full speed (50Mb/s) after about 10 minutes it drops to (6Mb/s)

The only way I can fix it is to change to wicd, then it does it again, so I'll change back and forth between wicd and network-manager. any ideas on what's causing this? I have a full duplex rtl8169, ...
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How can I have Wicd connect to my wireless network without having to enter a password?

In the context of my earlier deleted question below: Everytime I run WICD (Network Manager) it requires my password for permission. I'm not against Ubuntu asking for passwords in general but ...
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Whitelist a program as admin

Everytime I run WICD (Network Manager) it requires my password for permission. I'm not against Ubuntu asking for passwords in general but everytime I log in is a little excessive. Is there a way to ...
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WIFI PEAP frequently disconnecting

I'm experiencing frequent and random disconnections under my university wifi. I'm using a PEAP security protocol and I set everything correctly but I can't stop getting disconnected. I tried with a ...
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12.04LTS Wicd wifi Broadcom B43xx hangs at 'Validating authentication'

What should I look for in the terminal window in order to diagnose this? 12.04LTS Wicd connecting to wifi Broadcom B4301 hangs at 'Validating authentication' Earlier posts pointed to an issue with ...
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No wireless networks found in wicd

I have a laptop ThinkPad Edge E430, with Xubuntu 12.04.4 LTS installed on it. I'm using wicd to manage my networks. My wired network works just fine, but I can't detect any wireless network ("no ...
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wicd-curses problem on Ubuntu 14.04

How to get wicd-curses to work on Ubuntu 14.04. This command works great on Ubuntu 12.04.
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wicd tray panel icon (14.04, unity)

i recently switched to wicd and I'm really happy with it. But unfortunately it loads no panel icon. Anything I can do? Thanks!
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'ifconfig wlan0 down' doesn't work. I can't turn off wireless

I am trying to turn off wireless and since the Wicd button 'Switch off Wi-Fi' doesn't work I am forced to use the ifconfig command, I type sudo ifconfig wlan0 down and nothing happens. I ran it months ...
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Web Developer Mentors

I recently started learning web development from scratch. I initially started with Code Academy, but have switched to the Odin Project because it offers a structure to learning. Unfortunately the ...
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Network connection problems unresolved

After reading through several threads on here about network connection issues, and trying to solve it on my own, to no avail, I thought I'd post the problem here. I have an HP Chromebook 14 running ...
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Start wicd before waiting for network configuration

I have a small, usually headless media server at home, and I'm attempting to change its primary network interface from wired ethernet to WiFi. To that end, I installed wicd, which seems to be great ...
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Error running wicd-curses on fresh install of 13.10 Server

After rebuilding a machine with a fresh install of 13.10 Server, I see the following errors when trying to run wicd-curses: $ wicd-curses Can't connect to the daemon, trying to start it ...
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DSL connection in WICD

How can I configure DSL connection in WICD any Idea and if not use this then what should I use.
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How to “simply” execute commands when connected to a specific network without wicd if-up or cuttlefish

1) getting /etc/network/if-up is too complicated and just not working. I don't want to do it this way anyways. On Android I can do this simply with tasker. 2) cuttlefish would have been a good option ...
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What are the command-line alternatives to Network Manager (nm-cli), Wicd (wicd-curses), wpa_supplicant for managing wireless? [closed]

OK, I know that I am crossing out the most popular choices out there, but there is a reason for that. I am working on a BeagleBone Black running an ultra light version of Ubuntu 13.04 and I currently ...
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Ubuntu having problems reconnecting on wireless network after suspend

I have searched for an answer but haven't found a simple solution or one that shares my setup. This problem should be pretty clear cut so maybe someone can help. Here's my set up. Have an HP ...
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WICD Net-Speed Issues

So, after a couple days of customising Ubuntu 12.04 on my Toshiba-NB505 Netbook, I realized the internet speeds were not what they were suppose to be. After looking into it, I came across an article ...
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Wicd does not like to reconnect upon resuming in the same or different location

Ubuntu 13.10 - Samsung Series 9 - Wireless connection only Issue: Wicd does not automatically re-connect after the laptop is suspended. This happens when the laptop is turned back on in the same ...
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could not connect to wicd dbus interface

I get the following error when I start my computer, " could not connect to wicd dbus interface". What can I do? My internet is gone and everything I find online doesnt work, all I get is more errors. ...
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Wicd network manager tray icon not showing ubuntu 13.10 unity 7.1.2

After successfully installing wicd in ubuntu 13.10 saucy salamander which was a real chore. I now am curious to know if wicd network manager supports a tray icon and if so how do I edit the gsettings ...
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How do I connect to a WiFi network using wicd?

I am not able to connect to a WiFi network using wicd. My wicd log file is as http://paste.ubuntu.com/6423667/ The configuration I must use is as shown here -> ...
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“Could not connect to wicd's D-Bus interface. Check the wicd log for error messages.”

I am currently making use of a Wired Broadband. By default NetworkManager shows that the Auto Ethernet is connected. I was unable to browse through any websites in the browser. I had to disconnect ...
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wifi access point with wicd?

How can I make a wifi access point with wicd? I have a wired connection at laptop, and would like to deliver wifi to my android phone. So in wicd I press Network -> create an ad hoc network, which ...
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wicd wireless internet drop outs

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and found that the Network Manager that comes with it gives me a really, really slow internet connection, so I changed to Wicd through Software Centre. My problem now is ...
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How do you automatically rfkill unblock all on startup?

I am an Ubuntu/Linux newbie, trying to overcome a range of issues, but eagerly learning a lot in the process. With help of this forum I was able to identify and solve the problem of getting my ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 network connection is no more

I' using Ubuntu 13.04. Two days ago I had a problem with the connectivity of the Wifi. I followed these instructions "...Now download the latest NetworkManager, in case you need to reinstall it if ...
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wicd Failed: Unable to get IP address

I have an old laptop (Thinkpad T30) and I have installed lubuntu 10.04 on it. NetworkManager could see the available wifi but the bottom was gray out. It seems that it is an unsolved-bug in wifi and ...
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Ubuntu Minimal + WICD Help

So I installed Ubuntu Minimal, Xfce4, and just a few applications. I used an Ethernet cable to do the install and worked off the Ethernet. However, now I need to connect to a WiFi network. I tried ...
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how do I get WPA2 connection to work using wl.ko proprietary driver? [closed]

for some time I've been using local WPE wi-fi, which was simply managed using iwconfig, using the following line of commands on the startup: sudo modprobe wl && sudo ifconfig eth1 up ...
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Wireless n-networks in Ubuntu 13.04 and WICD

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 on my Lenovo E530 laptop, and found myself having trouble connecting to the company's wireless network which uses the n-standard. I have no trouble connecting to ...
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Wicd Not Working

I really don't like the default ubuntu network manager. I like it to have more details and stuff about the networks around me. So i wanted to install Wicd Network Manager. But when i tried to install ...
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Wireless and network icon dissapeared [duplicate]

After removing Network Manager and installing Wicd so it would work with my eth0 and wlan0 cards the section regarding networks (wireless and wired) from the top - right side of Ubuntu screen ...
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Wireless Card works under network manager but not with wicd

I have a TP-LINK WN821N and two computers, both with 12.04 LTS and 12.04.2 LTS. The computer with 12.04 does not have graphical environment, I tried network-manager but did not work so I installed ...
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WICD WPA2-PEAP connection without domain

I'm having trouble connecting to my school's wifi. It uses WPA2-PEAP and TKIP. The instructions for connecting tell me to leave the domain field blank and just enter my user name and password. This ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Wireless won't connect with gnome network manager or wicd

I have an HP Pavilion Slimline s3100n and I cannot for the life of me get the wifi to connect and stay connected in any circumstances with network manager or wicd... I'm pulling my freaking hair out ...
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wicd doesn't connect to my iPhone USB personel hotspot

Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. wicd 1.7.2.3. iPhone 4s with iOS 6. When I connect the iPhone I see it as a camera. I can share the WiFi hotspot (of course possible even without connecting it). dmesg shows: [ ...
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Pitfalls of replacing NetworkManager with wicd? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Network Manager or WICD? I've been looking for an alternative to NetworkManager that is more accessible from the command line, and I've read some good things about wicd. ...
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Intel® WiFi Link 5100 - no wireless networks found - Ubuntu 12.04

I have a random computer called a Seneca Data Carbon 14. Made by a small NY company. I loaded 12.04 LTS on it and I can't get wireless. Ehternet works fine. The adapter is the Intel® WiFi Link 5100. ...
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How to completely remove wicd from 12.04?

I had issues with WiFi so I removed Network Manager. I booted Windows OS (dual booting Windows 7 and 12.04) to download wicd 1.7.2.4. Extracted it and installed. However, wcid worked properly with ...
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Why does WiFi work with WICD but not Network Manager

So my WiFi can connect with WICD, but not the default KDE network manager. I would like to know why. Do both these applications handle the connection differently? If so what would the difference be? ...
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Network Manager missing after update: no connectivity

After an update and restart, I found that the network icon on the top is missing and so, I cannot connect to LAN, wifi, USB modem, nothing. Now, I am booting from a Live USB, then chrooted to my ...
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How do I upgrade 'wicd' to the latest version?

Tried sudo apt-get upgrade wicd, but it gave an error: http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome...404 Not Found Why is it looking for google chrome??? How to upgrade Wicd to latest version? Also tried the ...
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How to use static IP with Wicd wireless?

After constant problems with network manager, I switched to Wicd which works better. I found some related questions (like this one: how to specify DNS IP in wicd? - but it is for wired, not ...
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Wifi will not connect with an Intel Wifi Link 1000

I have an HP dv7t-6100CTO laptop. I have linux ubuntu 12.04 lts dual booted. The specs of my laptop are: - i7-2620m dual core (2.7 ghz) processor - intel wifi link 1000 bgn wireless card I am having ...
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DNS stopped working on laptop

Was working fine then stopped inexplicably. I can ping the gateway/DNS router/firewall (Untangle) using WiFi and cable using WiCd. Network Manager does not work on this computer Firefox reports ...
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Apt sources.list problem , packages not found?

I am trying to install WICD but getting following errors on my ubuntu 10.04 box sudo apt-get install wicd Err http://archive.ubuntu.schoolnet.lk/ubuntu/ lucid/universe python-wicd 1.7.0+ds1-2 ...
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Wicd tray icon fails to appear in system notification area even though in dconf>desktop>unity>panel/whitelist

I'm trying to get the Wicd (replacement for non-functional Network Manager) icon to show up in my laptop's systray/notification area. The solution that worked for 11.04 Ubuntu/Unity does not work for ...
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how to specify DNS IP in wicd?

I am trying to use a different DNS server other than my router. I've tried editing /etc/resolv.conf, but my changes always get overwritten. Here's my networks' config: Yet, this is what my ...
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How do I get the Wicd manager to appear in the system tray?

I have a Lenovo S12 (Intel Atom) on which network Manager does not work. I have replaced it with wicd, and accepted work·around. With the traditioanl Gnome, the wicd connection would appear in the ...