[Solved -Alternate Method] Wifi/Network icon is not showing in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

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[update 3]
As per bug report (link below) in Launchpad, it seems fixed and patch released. Did anyone tried ?
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxsession/+bug/1308348
[update 2]
Click here to install Gnome by replacing Unity in Ubuntu 14.04. Gnome panel will have the wifi icon.
[update 1]
See below for alternate method to connect to WIFI / wireless in Ubuntu
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So, suddenly my WIFI / Network icon from the panel is gone after installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in my system. I tried to manually restart the applet from the terminal – but no luck. I even tried to kick it off by manually adding it to the startup application. But still no luck.

All I get is below error.

~$ nm-applet
nm-applet-Message: using fallback from indicator to GtkStatusIcon

(nm-applet:2542): nm-applet-WARNING **: Could not find ShellVersion property on org.gnome.Shell after 5 tries
^Cnm-applet-Message: PID 0 (we are 2542) sent signal 2, shutting down...

(nm-applet:2542): GLib-CRITICAL **: Source ID 101 was not found when attempting to remove it

However – its a bug in the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and being worked upon as of today. You can get a details of the bug here – https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lxsession/+bug/1308348


Alternate Method to Connect to wifi


There is an alternate method to see the list of wifi (wireless) networks available and to connect them even if the nm-applet icon not available. To do this follow below steps –

a. Go to Unity SEARCH and type “net”, you will see “Network” listed. Click on “Network” as below.

wifi-solution1

b. After you click, in opened network window you can see list of available wifi networks. Click the “>” icon beside your own wifi network.

wifi-connect

c. Click Connect button to connect to WIFI.

wifi-connect2e. Thats it! You should be connected.

connected

Drop a comment if it solves your problem.

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  • Jz

    Mine was fixed by installing indicator-applet and indicator-network. And yes enabling “indicator application” under Startup Applications. Reboot.

    • Di

      ok, solution is simple:

      “sudo apt-get install indicator-application”

      Google chrome wanna remove 3 packages: Ubuntu-Desktop, Indicator-application and network-management-indicator before install so after install it you will be confused LOL

      I installed Ubuntu 3 times today for this @@

      • Arindam Giri

        Yes. Google chrome removes some of the important packages. Better try Chromium.

  • Kimberly David

    When I open Network settings, there is no wireless, just simply wired and network proxy 🙁

    • @Kimberly – Check if your Wireless driver is installed correctly. It should be listed.

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