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
    Commented Oct 23, 2019 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:


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



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.
  • NetworkManager isn't supported by Raspbian.
    – Ingo
    Commented Oct 26, 2019 at 10:28

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