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A GUI is provided for setting up wireless connections in Raspbian with the Raspberry Pi Desktop. I'm having trouble finding information about it because I don't know what it is called.

Does it have a name? Is there any more technical documentation about it anywhere that I can read? Where can I see its source code?

I'm only interested in Raspbian Buster on the Raspberry Pi platform.

  • From your link, "Wireless connections can be made via the network icon at the right-hand end of the menu bar." That is how to get to the GUI. – Glen Yates Oct 23 '19 at 16:55
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To answer my own question, this is an lxpanel plugin called lxplug-network and the source code is found here:

https://github.com/raspberrypi-ui/lxplug-network

It is based on 'Network Configurator' (a.k.a. dhcpcd-ui) by Roy Marples which is found here:

https://roy.marples.name/projects/dhcpcd-ui

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I think for a period Raspbian shipped with wicd to configure WiFi.

If anyone is looking for other connection managers:

  • There's a command line version if wicd called wicd-curses.
  • nmcli is the reference NetworkManager command line interface.
  • nm-applet is the panel tool found on most heavier weight distributions like Ubuntu for interfacing with NetworkManager.
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  • NetworkManager isn't supported by Raspbian. – Ingo Oct 26 '19 at 10:28

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