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

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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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How do I disable network connection at prelogin?

--- This question is related to Ubuntu 12.10, since previous versions did not connect to network before login --- I had a bad boot today: the Ubuntu screen was blocked at startup time, after a green ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why is the Edit button greyed out in Network Manager?

Since 2 days ago I can't edit any connections using network manager, because the "edit" button is greyed out. I tried doing a normal restart of the service to no avail. Any suggestions?
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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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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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selectively route traffic in split-VPN 12.04

I often work remotely. I use the Network Manager to set up my VPN connection, which has worked pretty well. The VPN I have set up currently using the Password with Certificates (TLS) type. What I ...
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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 ...
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Asking for a SSTP connecting configuration file for using SSTP command line [closed]

Using sstp with Network Manager and DNScrypt stopped working on Ubuntu 12.04 DNSCrypt and Network manager and using Unblockvpn's SSTP - http://sourceforge.net/projects/sstp-client/ Connects the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Wireless hotspot: Android stuck on obtaining ip address [closed]

I recently upgraded to 12.04 and was delighted to find a simple button to start a wireless hotspot in Settings > Networks. This is all well and good, however when I try and connect my android device ...
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High CPU usage due to Network manager

This really puzzled me. I noticed à 30% of avahi daemon on Kubuntu 10.10 on a Lenovo T410 (this is the value given by top, not by the task manager of krunner). This was far too high. Trying to ...
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restart network interface after editing /etc/network/interface

restart the network service: service networking restart When I give the above command I get something like stop: Unknown instance: networking stop/waiting I would like to know if the network ...
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How to reset network manager

I'm using Mobile Broadband using a nokia mobile to connect to Internet. All I did in my Ubuntu 12.10 is add 'new mobile broadband' (in terms of networking, no other tweaks). Problem: Yesterday i just ...
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How to install network-manager without internet access?

I have been trying to install some kind of network indicator to show my current bandwidth usage on the panel on top of the screen so I decided to install ...
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How do I use /etc/network/interfaces instead of network-manager

I have 12.04 Desktop installed, how do I uninstall Network-Manager and set /etc/network/interfaces as the default file to resolve my network connections?
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How to change ip address in ubuntu desktop through command line

In Ubuntu desktop 13.04 changing /etc/network/interfaces file don't change ip address or convert DHCP to static network interface configuration. after changing the file I tried sudo service ...
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How to setup a static IP for network-manager in Virtual Box on Ubuntu Server

Hi there is anyone familiar with the non-gui version of ubuntus network Manager? I'd like to set up a static IP with it in virtualbox without touching the file /etc/network/interfaces. IP: ...
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Why has wireless disappeared after my 12.10 upgrade?

I just upgraded to 12.10 on my Lenovo B570 laptop. NetworkManager isn't displaying a submenu for wireless connections at all, even though I downloaded the update through the wireless connection. This ...
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Will python scripts be run when added to /etc/network/if-up.d?

To get my system connected to internet, I have to manually login via the web page of my ISP. This is not very convenient. I found a python script online which automates this. it takes the ...
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What do I put in the “Search Domains” field?

This one has always confused me. What do I put in this field?
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NetworkManager problem with 'cloned MAC address'

My problem is that at univ. each desktop computer is given a 'fake'/'cloned' MAC address which is recognised by our network and let us in without further authentication/VPN and the likes (don't ask ...
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How to setup SSH VPN in Network Manager?

I am using 12.10 and I want to setup SSH VPN via GUI in Network Manager, But it has only pptp and no other types to select. How can I fix it? any packages I need to install?
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PPTP VPN connects via NM but goes down during SSH connection

I setup a VPN PPTP connection via network manager and it connects correctly (I see the lock near the notification icon and the message "Vpn connection has been successfully...") As soon as I try to ...
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NetworkManager refuses to manage my WLAN interface

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 with Gnome 3.6 on a brand-new Samsung NP900X4C. The installer detected the wireless adapter, took in the SSID and WPA passphrase, wrote these into /etc/network/interfaces and ...
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How can I force Network Manager to associate to a specific access point?

in my network environment I have two access points with the same ESSID; one of them is near my desktop and another is in another building. I get signal from both of them, and the connection often ...
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Can't add NetworkManager applet to gnome panel

I have researched this problem extensively and I can't seem to find an answer. In Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, I want to connect to my VPN through the NetworkManager applet. I installed all the network manager ...
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Why do I have new and strange networks (_not wifi_) in my network manager? 14.04

Ok, so I updated my system to 14.04 last week (running on a Dell XPS13 ultrabook- but I'm not a developer, not particularly technically minded). Some strange things happened with network manager. ...
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How do I configure a machine to respond or not respond to ping requests?

How can I manage my Ubuntu machine so it doesn't (or does) respond to PING (ICMP ECHO_REQUEST - type 8) requests? Normally almost all computers in a LAN network respond to ping with an ICMP ...
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How to remove bottom panel in Gnome Shell

How do you remove that obnoxious pseudo-invisible bottom panel in Gnome Shell in 11.10? Network Manager is especially annoying, as it will place a large "Network Disconnected!" tab that won't go away ...
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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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NetworkManager connection shortcut

I proposed to implement this feature in http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/27164/, but it was marked as already implemented. Could someone shed light on how i can do it? I would like a shortcut to a ...
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DSL connection using networkmanager in KDE does not seem to work

I have installed Kubuntu 10.10 alongside windows 7. In kubuntu 10.10 i tried to connect to internet using the DSL connection tab in the networkmanger on the taskbar -> manage connection -> DSL. i gave ...
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How do I connect to the internet with a “Huwaei Ec1260” modem?

I have a Reliance netconnect Huwaei Ec1260 modem . How can I use this to connect to the internet?
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Why doesn't Network Manager use system network scheme?

Does anybody knows why Ubuntu's NM does'n use native implementations for networking ? For example if I set up a pppoe connection in the network manager (using nm-applet) it has it's own way of ...
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Set specific interface for internet access

I have a machine with three network interfaces running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 64-bit, kernel 3.5.0-49. I am using all three interfaces. Two of them are connected to LANs (eth0 and eth1) and one is ...
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Wired network does not work in Ubuntu, but works in Windows 7

Updated: I have pasted full output of bash command in Ubuntu into here, including ifconfig, ping, nm-tool, modinfo and dmesg | grep e100. Hi all, I can surf internet in Windows 7, just pluging in ...
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How to debug VPN Connection Issues (13.10)

I'm trying to connect to a work VPN, but every time I attempt to connect it fails. The VPN has been configured in the Network Manager UI and the connection is being started from there too. I have ...
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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?