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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New Ubuntu 14.04 install - can't connect to wifi (SOLVED)

There are dozens of wifi problem here on askubuntu; I've tried the answers to several of them and nothing worked. The symptom is that my Wifi network does appear in the network menu, but when I try ...
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“wicd needs to access network cards” at startup

I find that every time I start up my machine (ubuntu 14.04 with xfce 4.10), wicd prompts me for a password before it will startup the applet. In contrast to what some other people have posted, my ...
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Does WICD provide options for choosing one of internal and external wireless adapters?

I plug in my usb external wifi adapter, but I can't find where in WICD I can choose to use either the internal or external wifi adapter. Where are the options? Thanks.
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What layer(s) in network stack does WICD or gnome Network Manager manage?

Does WICD or gnome Network Manager manage what layer(s) in network stack: application layer transport layer network layer link layer physical layer My guess is the answer includes network layer, ...
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wicd reconnection problem on beagleboard ubuntu12.10

I am using wicd 1.7.2.4 for connecting ethernet and wifi.when the network connection lost it did not reconnect automatically.I am already enabled the 'automatically connect to this network' option in ...
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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 ...