Apcon - The Multi Profile Connector
What is Apcon?
The idea of Apcon is based on IBM's Access Connections tool
for the Thinkpads. Apcon is a systemtray application for KDE,
that makes it very easy for users to specify and manage different
network/connection profiles and connect/disconnect to/from
them. Furthermore a user can get several details and
informations about a connection.
This can be very useful for people using notebooks on
different locations. Under normal circumstances this should
be the expected situation. ;-) If the location will be
changed, Apcon makes it possible to enable and configure the
needed interface (to get a network connection) with just two
A profile can be created easily and quickly in four simple
steps. An integrated wizard leads the user through this
Here you can go to the Sourceforge Project page.
The latest Version
The latest released version of Apcon is 0.2.4
from August 25, 2005.
You can download the latest and older releases here.
To work properly Apcon needs dhcpcd or dhclient to configure interfaces
using DHCP. Apcon prior to version 0.2.4 only works with dhcpcd.
Debian users can just type:
apt-get install dhcpcd
RedHat/Fedora users usually have dhclient as part of their distribution.
You can get the original dhcpcd sources from
or a RPM package from
Apcon is free software under the GPL and the CPL.
Developer / Team
- Andreas Pohl - The developer of Apcon.
- Clemens Nafe - Master of the rpm packages.
- Ralf Pohl - Creation of graphics.