Wifi with LXDE Debian

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Wifi with LXDE Debian

Post by clemens »


I am a complete newbie of Lxde. I have installed it with debian on an old laptop. Everything was working very well, but after I tried using a wifi dongle I started having some problems. At the beginning wired network worked fine, but not the wifi, so I tried installing the gnome network manager hoping I would be able to put it on the panel and, although I didn't manage, wired network was still working (no wifi though). Then I installed lxnm and the monitor plugin (the ones in the repositories), but after that I could neither do wifi nor cable (even after manually executing the py scripts) and I could not find anything to put on the panel, for an easy, no script, management. So now I am stuck with a computer with no connection whatsoever
What should I do?
I have no problems with scripts, although I am not so literate to manage things all by myself (i.e. I need step by step instructions, otherwise I might get a bit lost), but I would like to have some network manager (both wifi and wireless) that would start automatically on startup and something with a gui to select the network and input the passwords (a la gnome network manager) because this computer will mainly be used by very inexperienced users.

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Re: Wifi with LXDE Debian

Post by craigevil »

lxnm was removed from Debian quite a while ago.

NetworkManager - Debian Wiki - http://wiki.debian.org/NetworkManager
WiFi/HowToUse - Debian Wiki - http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/HowToUse

Also you might try ceni from sidux. You should only need ceni and iw.
Description: Curses interface to /etc/network/interfaces
A Curses user interface for configuring network interfaces with ifupdown.
Ceni can manage basic network interface ifupdown configuration stanzas for
ethernet and wireless devices.
Description: tool for configuring Linux wireless devices
This package contains the `iw' tool which allows you to configure and show
information about wireless networking.
In the future iw will become the canonical command line tool for wireless
configuration and iwconfig/wireless-tools will no longer be required. See
/usr/share/doc/iw/README.Debian for a more detailed overview of iw.
Homepage: http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Documentation/iw
http://sidux.com/debian/pool/main/c/cen ... 10_all.deb
http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/pool/ma ... 1_i386.deb
sidux Manuals - Internet/Networking - http://manual.sidux.com/en/internet-con ... cardconfig
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