Thanks to a post by cyrilus31 today, I noticed the details about managing network connections (and choices) within the antiX FAQ document are somewhat sparse.
Here, I’m paraphrasing a 2015 post by PackRat @vsido.org forum. Please followup to add additional details or to recommend documentation references/links
Ceni is good at finding wifi – and since it is only a script to write to the /etc/network/interfaces file, it does not have a memory footprint like wicd.
The main benefit of wicd is managing multiple wireless networks (i.e. home and college campus) accessed on a regular basis; or roaming.
Ceni handles roaming pretty well; it just rewrites the interfaces file.
One downside to using Ceni for managing wireless is that you have to always enter the passphrase when reconfiguring the network
(although, I think the ncurses interfaces allows for pasting it in).
If you’re in a position where you have to do that 3-4 a day as you move around, it would get real old real fast.
In a nutshell:
Stationary – ceni is awesome and uses less (none) memory
Mobile – wicd is most convenient to manage multiple networks
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Also available: a small qt-based gui that works with wpa_supplicant. It’s called wpagui (may or may not be installed by default with wpa_supplicant). gksu /usr/sbin/wpa_gui brings up a small gui that allows for selecting and scanning of wireless networks.
Lists networks that are managed by the users /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf file. Sits in the system tray when finished.