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NetworkManager with Wicd-like interface?

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – I have a netbook on which I use ratpoison as WM due to limited screen space. I don't want any status or menu bars at all since it steals valueable space. I have tried wicd as a network manager and it works well and can be handled through the wicd-curses application - that means no need for a desktop applet. The problem is that wicd doesn't handle 3G USB modems, and I have to use them from time to time when I'm travelling. NetworkManager handle them with ease, but it is (as far as I know) only really usefull when you use the NetworkManager applet, and for that you need a WM with (HowTos)