Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Installing Wicd on Linux Cent OS 6 | Wireless Network Manager

Tech Blog - Recently installed Cent OS 6 on an old laptop, but was unable to get the Network Manager to managed my wireless card, instead of playing with wpa_supplicant and iwconfig I discovered it would be easier to just install Wicd, Wicd is an open source wired and wireless network manager for Linux.

First you need to download the RPM package for Cent OS 6, you wont find Wicd in your default yum repository

#wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/wicd-gtk-1.7.0-4.el6.noarch.rpm
#wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/wicd-1.7.0-4.el6.i686.rpm
#wget http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/wicd-common-1.7.0-4.el6.noarch.rpm

After downloading the above files, lets install
#rpm -ivh wicd*

Once installed you can find Wicd Network Manager under Application -> Internet configure your wireless interface then connect then your done.

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