Update the list of available packages and install the wicd
package: $ su
# aptitude update
# aptitude install wicd

Amend /etc/network/interfaces to contain only the
following: # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

If not already performed, add your regular user account to the netdev group and reload DBus: # adduser yourusername netdev
# /etc/init.d/dbus reload

Start the wicd daemon: # /etc/init.d/wicd start

Start the wicd GUI with your regular user account: # exit
$ wicd-client -n

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