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[other] Configuring NetworkManager

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hello! I am using a simple window manager on my notebook and want to use wlan. the networkmanager claims that it "remembers" networks and autoconnects "taking the pain out of networking". however, all documentation i find (and that is very little) includes steps like "click on the gnome nm-apple icon". As I understand, networkmanager and the gnome-applet are two diffrent things and there should be a way to use the auto-connect feature of networkmanager without the use of graphical toys. I found cnetworkmanager and i can bring it to connect to different networks, but: a) it doesn't work automatically as it should b) i have to enter the passphrase for the wlan in plain text. and then i have to keep the application running -> a simple "ps aux | grep cnetworkmanager" will show the password in plain text for every user that is logged in. this is not acceptable. is there a way to use networkmanager from the console without more pain than there used to be without networkmanager? (HowTos)