While I was trying to find out how to connect to a network, I accidentally deleted the wifi icon located on the far right of the taskbar. Now that I know how to set up a network I can't find the icon or anywhere else to connect to a network.

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    A similar icon should be present in a menu or in /usr/share/applications, so you should be able to open it from there – Wilf Aug 5 '15 at 20:11

Open LXTerminal. Type sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove wpagui, then after the operation ends, type sudo apt-get install wpagui.

Simply reinstalling it hopefully will be the solution for you.

But also you can go for creating a brand new shortcut instead of the one you deleted using this guide :


Another option as Wilf commented, you can copy that similar icon to desktop location from command line using cp.

Or you can create a symbolic link by typing ln -s /path/to/file /path/to/symboliclink, I think it should also work as a shortcut.

  • The icon not being there will likely be set in the local preferences, so reinstalling may not help at all. – Wilf Aug 5 '15 at 20:10
  • You're right but until he deleted it was there as he said and if deleting it doesn't change preferences it will most likely reappear @Wilf – Tolga Varol Aug 5 '15 at 20:18

I did this same thing. I simply right clicked on the panel, selected "Add/Remove Panel Items", clicked "Add" over on the right side, clicked "Wireless & Wired Network", Add.

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