NetworkManager is a set of co-operative tools that make networking simple and straightforward.

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Wireless shows up as disabled, how can I get it working?

$ sudo iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm ...
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System hangs on shutdown if Windows network drive in fstab

I added a Windows network drive (accessed using WiFi) in my fstab about a month ago: //Server/Location/foo/bar /media/myNetworkDrive/ cifs ...
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Auto-connect to hidden wireless without elevating privelege

When I boot my laptop into Ubuntu 10.10, the wireless won't automatically connect; it is configured, and I can get a connection using "Connect to Hidden Wireless Network..." and selecting the name ...
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NetworkManager Applet shows no networks

I am "the friend" referred to in the questions here and here. I decided to come and ask a question myself, as I can still not connect to the wireless network. I downloaded Keryx, as suggested here, ...
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Wifi not switching ON!

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 on an hp dv4 and my wifi was working just fine(except the wifi led blinking) till yesterday. Now when I touch the wifi button it just won't switch ON!!! :o I didn't make any ...
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Problem getting GOBI 2000 HS to work [closed]

I've been trying to get my integrated GOBI WWAN card to work under 10.10 for a while now. I was able to get the network manager to see the card after installing the gobi-loader package. I was able ...
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Use Network-Manager to connect to a WiFi Access Point on the command-line

I'd like to connect to a wireless access point from the command-line. Ideally, I'd only need the name of the AP. But the hardware-address would work as well. I know I can use nmcli to connect to a ...
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Losing network connection after hibernate [closed]

When I hibernated my computer and I fire him back up, my network connection is lost in about 50% of the cases. The network applet finds other networks, but it can't find the network I was connected to ...
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There is no Network Manager in the panel for the second user

I have Ubuntu 10.10 and I have two users registered on it. Once User1 enters to the system and doesn't close his session and User2 enters to the system, User2 can't see Network Manager in his panel. ...
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Why is my network manager so slow to start?

Ever since I installed 10.10, the network applet stays with a red exclamation point for about 10 seconds. I don't know why this is happening. Please help me, this is very annoying! I didn't have this ...
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Is it possible to create an ad-hoc wi-fi connection?

I can't connect my Ubuntu client on a Wi-Fi ad-hoc connection. I tried Windows XP and 7 on server, no success. I can't use Linux on server, only Windows. Thanks. Realtek RTL8187B.
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How do you configure desktop for a static IP address?

By default Ubuntu uses DHCP and Gnome NetworkManger to configure interfaces. This is not optimal in many cases. How to configure a desktop machine for a static IP address that applies to all users? ...
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Wireless network unstable and often WPA2 protected networks just don't work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are the Ralink RT3090 drivers incompatible with Ubuntu 10.10? I have an issue with my wireless network,so that the connection is working for only a few minutes, after ...
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What is required to use NetworkManager user connections without an X session?

I want to use my NetworkManager user connections from console without starting an X session. There seem to be some dependencies: ~/ > nmcli con list ...
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No WiFi on HP Netbook 2133

After installation of 10.10 in my HP Mini 2133. I have no wireless connexion. The blue led is on but no way to detect the WiFi beside me. The WiFi integrated card is a Broadcom BCM 4312 802.11 a:b:g ...
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Can two networks be activated on the same physical connection in network-manager?

I want access to two networks: a PPPoE network: for external computers (www, etc.) IP(dhcp), DNS, default route a LAN for access to other local computers (local file sharing) IP(dhcp), no DNS, ...
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PPTP VPN on Non-Standard Port [closed]

How can I run a VPN connection on a non-standard port? I have set up a VPN on my router running DD-WRT which I connected to my main router. I have forwarded the port to port 90 and can not connect to ...
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No Network Manager icon in the notification area, so I can't use my VPN connection

I've added a VPN using System > Preferences > Network Connections. However, I can't see how to switch it on, because there's no Network Manager icon in the notification area! nm-applet is running as ...
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How can I use NetworkManager in GDM?

I need to connect to a specific wireless network before being able to successfully connect to my user account, since it needs access to a secured LDAP server. The same applies when I am outside of ...
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Multiple network connections, where does traffic get routed through?

My thinkpad has two network interfaces, one wired and one wireless. Both interfaces can be connected to a router which in turn is connected to the Internet. If both interfaces are connected, are both ...
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Connecting to VPN prevents access to normal web sites

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed with OpenVPN, and when I connect to a VPN, http access to non VPN sites stops working, until I close the VPN connection. To be more specific, both Chrome and Firefox stop ...
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Network Manager or WICD?

A couple of years ago when I first began using Ubuntu I had issues with Network Manager and so I switched to wicd which works perfectly. (I forget the exact issues, but wicd solved the problems) I am ...
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Automatically add new wireless access points

I'm running Lucid on a few laptops, with xfce as the desktop environment. Before Lucid, the little NetworkManager tray widget would automatically scan for access points for me. Now, however, I find ...
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How to display UMTS signal strength?

Using a random UMTS USB stick (Huwei 160 or something like this) works an current Ubuntu pretty much out of the box and the setup via network manager (nm-applet) is convenient. But it does not ...
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Unmanaged network icon - Network manangement disabled

I was having problems connecting to the internet either by wireless or wired connection. I keep getting an icon in the systray that has a tooltip that says "unmanaged" and when I click on it I get a ...
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Ufw causing trouble with DHCP or WPA? [closed]

It appears that enabling UFW is causing my network connection to drop periodically on a WPA-Enterprise network, according to the network-manager GUI app (and the lack of a server response to web ...
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What is the proper way to change the DNS IP?

I suspect that the name server provided by my ADSL modem/router is buggy. Whenever I browse to a website for the first time in ubuntu, resolving the domain name takes at least 15 seconds. To work ...
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How can I add the Network Manager Applet to the panel after removing?

In rearranging the panel, I removed the Network Manager Applet. I tried to add it back, but it doesn't show up in the list (Add To Panel). I can start it up and see it as a running process ...
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Can I use NetworkManager without a tray/dock/bar?

I would like to use NetworkManager, but prefer a keyboard driven window manager that provides as much space on the screen as possible for my code. I just hate that little strip of real estate "trays" ...
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What is the difference between Network Manager and 'ifconfig' 'ifup', etc?

Ubuntu seems to provide at least two network "toolsets" (for lack of a better term). I'm running into conflicts between these two. Network Manager Something which is more like the traditional ...
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How do I set networking enabled by default?

When I log into my computer, networking is disabled. I always have to enable it so I can connect to the internet. Does anyone know how to set it to enabled by default?