I don't know what you have done so far, so try the following in a Terminal window:
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Password: <--- Here you type the root user's password.
# rc-update del wicd default
# rc-update add NetworkManager default
# /etc/init.d/wicd stop
# /etc/init.d/NetworkManager restart
$ nm-applet &
nm-applet is the GUI front-end to NetworkManager. You'll need to right-click and left-click on that to configure networking.
If, when you execute the second command above, you get a message telling you wicd is not in the default runlevel, don't worry about it. If, when you execute the third command, you get a message telling you NetworkManager is already in the default runlevel, don't worry about it. If, when you execute the fourth command, you get a message telling you wicd is already stopped, don't worry about it.
You would do the following in SL E17 to autostart nm-applet every time you boot:
1. Click on Start > Settings > Settings Panel > Apps > New Application and create a Desktop Config File called nm-applet.desktop (you don't enter the ".desktop"; E17 adds that itself).
2. Click on Start > Settings > Settings Panel > Apps > Startup Applications
3. Scroll down the list until you find nm-applet, and click on it to select it.
4. Click the Add button to add nm-applet to the Startup Applications list.
5. Click Apply and Close.