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I remember the days of playing with /etc/$WE/wpa_supplicant.conf to try and force a semi-secure network on a debian based system, but now on to xubuntu, I haven't needed to do any *.conf-ing in a while (in terms of networking)

As such, I'm interested to know; How do the nm gui's store network information? Can this be backed up or exported as a wpa_supplicant.conf file?

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If you are using NetworkManager (which, I believe Xubuntu does), it should be in /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf.

There is more information about it here: http://live.gnome.org/NetworkManager/SystemSettings.

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Nearly right; mine were in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/$networkname. Thanks! – Andrew Bolster Oct 10 '11 at 11:06
in the /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections/ are stored only system-wide a.k.a. Available to all users connections. The user's personal ones are stored in his home dir ~/.gconf/system/networking/connections. – SkyRaT Mar 3 '15 at 9:49

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