I am using Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin with graphic interface gnome3.
My wifi card detects like 20 diffrent acces points. Sometimes I want to stay unconnected, but not have to disable my wifi device. I keep getting popups requesting WEP and WPA passwords.
I went to net config window and disabled the 'Connect Automatically' for all the acces points I could (like 5 of them).
The other 15 I cannot access the checkbox to turn off the automatically option and I keep getting popups requesting passwords. I not only get 1 popup for every attempt, I get two for each one, one from network-manager and another one from gnome3. This last one I cannot move to a side, it literally blocks up all the screen. And when it's gone over all the access points, it starts again with the first one...
I really want to know if there is some way to turn off this 'need for connection' that the ubuntu 12.04 network-manager has. And simply let the wifi card enabled but without attempting connections. I could do it on 10.04.
I really think that having to turn off the 'Automatically connect' for all of the access points my card detects is not the way to do it. Even if I try to, I keep having like 15 of them with the grey, unaccessable checkbox.
I appreciate any help.