[lubuntu] What is Lubuntu's network manager?

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I've been reading some stuff on using wicd as opposed to nm, in relation to a problem another forum user had posted. It's suggestion was the removal of the network-manager package, and installation of the wicd package. WELL. I can't find any network-manager package in my system to remove or even tinker with :/ All I could find was nm-applet. tl;dr how do I start/remove the standard lubuntu network manager? I've installed wicd, and invoking it in terminal just gives "daemon is already started" I'm really just looking for some explanation as to what is going on :P (Hardware)