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.


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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

  • if I do that, then it won't connect on startup.
    – user188349
    Aug 29, 2013 at 12:28

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