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

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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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vpnc has stopped working with Cisco VPN gateway Ubuntu 13.04

Recently I've been unable to connect to a Cisco VPN gateway using vpnc even though I had been using vpnc to connect to this same gateway for about a year leading up to this breakage... I'm using the ...
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Disable Ethernet permanently to speed up boot time

I do not use the wired Ethernet Card. It seems to me that, Ubuntu is always trying in boot time to check the network via eth0, Which consumes some times and I guess this may slow down the boot process ...
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12.04 wired network doesn't work RTL8111/8168B

its a fresh 12.04 install 64bits. wifi works fine, wired stays off with cable connected and network-manager shows as if cable is disconnected. Turning off networking lights up my network-cards leds, ...
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Is there a way to create a shortcut to Proxy preferences in the Launcher?

In my university Campus I need to connect to Internet through a proxy. As I am using a notebook, in Ubuntu 11.04 I set a shortcut in the Launcher to the proxy settings in order to "easily" change the ...
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How do I get a D-Link DWA-140 usb wlan working?

I just installed natty beta 1 and my d-link dwa-140b2 usb wlan dongle doesn't work any more. Any ideas for how to fix it? This is what I get in syslog Apr 12 20:00:16 agda kernel: [ 118.779178] ...
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How to set up an ethernet and wireless network using /etc/network/interfaces?

Currently I have ethernet and wireless networks configured through a network manager (further NM) but it seems to be a bit buggy (I need a different MAC for ether which is never applied if using NM), ...
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Does NetworkManager have a limited bandwidth mode?

As soon as I go online via my portable 3G hotspot, all running programs happily start pulling updates (e.g. Gwibber, Thunderbird, Update Manager...) and eat into my traffic quota. Is there a way to ...
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How to use VPN over manually set up network bridge (with the primary interface unmanaged by NetworkManager)?

I've set up a network bridge which I'm using to connect KVM virtual machines on my desktop to my home network; I' ve don this the manual way by creating the bridge in /etc/network/interfaces (the way ...
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nm-applet missing after installing Ubuntu under virtualbox

After installing Ubuntu under VirtualBox the nm-applet is missing. I already tried to restart the applet but nothing has happened. Any suggestions? $ kill nm-applet bash: kill: nm-applet: ...
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Gnome-Network-Manager Config File Migration

I think I have an issue with gnome-network-manager, I used to have a lot of connections configured, Wireless, Wired and VPN. After upgrading to 12.04 (from 11.10) I lost every configuration. I ...
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Why will network manager not allow me save my VPN settings?

I am trying to configure am OpenVPN client on my laptop. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit. When I open network manager and import the VPN settings from the premade config folder everything takes. The ...
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Will the new NetworkManager 0.9 be included in 11.10 and what features will it bring?

Today I read that the 0.9 version of Network Manager which comes with "ton of great changes" (Which actually does not say much ;) ) was released so I was wondering if it will be coming with Ubuntu ...
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Enforce VPN connection to access the Internet

I'm using a VPN when I'm online at an unencrypted wifi. Unfortunately, at my university the connection is quite unstable and at every reconnect the VPN connection is terminated and I manually need to ...
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No internet access even though the wireless indicator shows 100%

The problem is, my Wireless network connection cannot connect. It's only worked if I plugged in the cable and then used the Internet for a while, after being assured that I am connected, I will ...
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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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Script to extract/push a list of wireless configurations including passwords?

I need to configure a set of new machines. They all need a set of common WLAN connections I currently have on my machine. I know how to manually retrieve the settings including the passwords using the ...
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Access top panel sub indicutors sub-menu items without mouse

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, Is there any way to access network manager menu at top panel(indicators area) without mouse ? may be like we access menu of application by Alt - it will be very convenient. ...
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Awesome WM Does not Search for Wifi Networks?

When I start Awesome WM, it works fine but it does not start the daemon/application that searches for and connects to wifi networks. How to make it do that both on startup as well as on demand since ...
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Atheros AR8152 ethernet connection not recognized

tried a lot of different answers people gave around the web... none of them worked I get wireless internet and all.... but whenever I tried going wired it doesn't even recognise the option of a ...
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How can I prioritize wireless networks with network-manager

Mostly I use my laptop in an environment where different wireless networks are available and I would like to preferably connect to one of those and only fall back to the other one if that one is not ...
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Persistent 3G connection with network manager fails [closed]

I maintain a persistent 3G connection on a remote device using network manager. However, every so often, the link fails and then does not restart itself. I managed to identify an occurrence of this in ...
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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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How to connect to a L2TP VPN given some info from a sysadmin

I have been given some details of a VPN I am meant to connect to, and can't for the life of me get it to work under Kubuntu. The info I have been given is (fake values substituted where appropriate ...
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How can I access debug info for failing VPN connection via Network Manager? [duplicate]

I have a VPN connection set up via the Network Manager. Today it failed because I forgot make the key files accessible, once I made them accessible, it worked. Yay! But, what if I hadn't remembered? ...
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NM applet dropdown options not working

I recently realized the dropdown options from my nm-applet are no longer working. But I can still control the network configuration by going through the dash. This happened very recently. I only ...
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12.04 - network manager not started at boot

I am on Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit, fresh install. I have a wired connection (eth1 interface), the IP address is assigned by DHCP, and PEAP authentication (wpa_supplicant) is set up. My problem is that ...
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Random disconnects with an Atheros AR5008

For the most part my Wireless network works perfectly fine. But about once a day, at random times I get disconnected and the key ring authentication for my wireless pops up. All of the correct ...
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USB WiFi is detected but can't connect

I have recently purchased a USB WiFi adapter with a Realtek chipset for my netbook. Network-manager detects it well enough and can see my home WiFi network too, but when I try connecting I am just ...
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Show/Hide either top panel or NetworkManager Applet from command line

We're deploying application specific netbooks to users at a variety of sites. These are basically mobile kiosks that have very limited functionality. Since we can't predict everyone's connectivity ...
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I cannot create ad-hoc wireless networks and stay connected. How can I fix this?

I'm on 11.10, and no wireless networks I create are staying connected. I had created one called "cookie" many moons ago, then deleted it some time after upgrading to 11.10. Strangely, that network ...
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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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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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Can't connect to WiFi after suspend

After resuming from suspend, the Network Manager detects my WiFi signal, but eventually gives up when trying to connect to it. These fixes did not work: $ sudo restart network-manager $ sudo nmcli ...
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Network Manager icon disapear 14.04

After installing hostapd (Ubuntu 14.04) Network Manager icon disappears. Even after removing hostapd, still Network Manager icon is not appearing. During boot up: Waiting up to 60 seconds to ...
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Is there a standalone graphical application for configuring Network Manager?

I was working through a kiosk computing question yesterday. Somebody is trying to deploy Ubuntu as a single-application appliance in a way that they can hand the machine to a client and it'll let them ...
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Login takes long time when there's no internet

I have noticed, after I upgraded to 14.04, that when I have a poor Wifi connection or the network is disabled from the the login screen, the resulting login can take over two minutes. If I have a ...
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Connected to wifi, but no internet on Ubuntu 12.04

My new dell xps 13 haswell developer edition ( with ubuntu 12.04) began to have problems with the wifi. Everything worked just fine till yesyerday when I connected my computer to wifi at work (it ...
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Move wireless passwords to another computer

I am going to reinstall Ubuntu soon and want to move my wireless passwords I have to the new installation. What do I need to backup to put on the new installation?
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Password required but dialog won't let me type it

On Ubuntu 2012.04 I open "Connect to Hidden Wireless Network", type the network name, click connect. After a minute the dialog below appears: I can only cancel... not very helpful. Why does the ...
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“configure: error: Intel WiMAX SDK is required ” error when recompiling Network Manager

I tried to to recompile network manager in this way but did not succeeded. Can you explain me how can I install wimax tools? Or tell me what is wrong with my installation? I installed wimax tools ...
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How to let NetworkManager manage WLAN interface after upgrade?

I upgraded a Ubuntu system from 11.04 to 11.10 via do-release-uprade. Now some things does not work as before. For example now, my user needs to be part of the scanner group to be able to use xsane ...
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How to debug grayed out VPN connection in Network Manager?

I've added a new PPTP VPN connection under Network Manager -> VPN Connections -> Configure VPN. Now the connection is listed under "VPN Connections", but it's grayed out. How can I debug this? ...
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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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Ethernet connection not working in ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I am facing weird issue with my ethernet connection. Its showing connected but when I hit something in the browser it won't though its connecting via wifi to other networks but not with the wired ...
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Cannot change Wifi settings, stuck on WEP Security

I just started using Linux and as such do not have a proper knowledge of how to use the command line and all of those sorts of things, so please try to bear with me :). I have been able to connect to ...
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13.04 always prompts for network password on startup [closed]

This is a recent issue. Whenever I start up my laptop, it will attempt to automatically connect to my school network (WPA2-Enterprise) as it should. However, it prompts me for the password on the ...
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How do I get a rt2800usb wireless device working?

My brand new desktop running 13.04 has endless problems with wireless. Dozens of others are flooding forums with reports of the same problems. It worked fine for a few days, then there were a few ...
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How do I achieve a PPPoE connection over wifi?

I am trying to move my PPPoE dialling from my router to two machines on that router, a Windows 7 and an Ubuntu 12.04 machine. (Actually one machine with dual boot for now). I set up a DSL (PPPoE) ...
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Change wifi roaming aggressiveness [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wireless roaming aggressiveness Is there any way to change roaming aggressiveness? We are having issues at our school with clients running 12.04 losing connection when ...