5.2. Interacting with NetworkManager
After running this command, the applet appears in your Notification Area. You can ensure that the applet runs each time you log in by clicking Startup Applications Preferences window. Then, select the Startup Programs tab and check the box next to NetworkManager.
5.2.1. Connecting to a Network
When you left-click on the applet icon, you are presented with:
a list of categorized networks you are currently connected to (such as Wired and Wireless);
a list of all Available Networks NetworkManager has detected;
options for connecting to any configured Virtual Private Networks (VPNs); and,
options for connecting to hidden or new wireless networks.
When many networks are available (as when there are many wireless access points in the area), the More networks expandable menu entry appears. If you are connected to a network, its name is presented in bold typeface under its network type, such as Wired or Wireless.