Re: Only wireless, no eth0
> What are the contents of your /etc/network/interfaces file? If it has
> any entries at all for eth0 then network-manager won't touch it. By
> entries I mean "auto eth0", "allow-hotplug eth0", "iface eth0 ..." and
> so forth. See /usr/share/doc/network-manager/README.Debian for more
> details. If your eth0 isn't being managed by network-manager then I
> presume that you have an entry for eth0 installed there.
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet dhcp
> If you really didn't give it a passphrase for wifi encryption then you
> must be connecting to an open access point. Hover over the nm-applet
> icon and see what tool-tip is displayed. It will tell you what
> network you are connected to and if wifi the signal strength. Left
> click on the nm-applet icon and it will pop up a pull down menu of
> known access points. The one you are connected to will be selected.
> Between the name and the signal strength bar will be an icon if the
> access point is secured with encryption. If it is open there won't be
> an icon there.
This is getting bizarre... yes there's a secured icon there. But it
didn't ask me for a password - I checked with my girlfriend's laptop -
and sure enough it asked for it.
> By default network-manager will prefer a wired connection. If you
> plug in a wire it will notice the link status change and automatically
> drop the wifi connection and connect to the wired network.
No, it's not!
> testing you can right-click on the nm-applet and disable wireless
> entirely. That will prevent it from connecting to wireless! Then you
> can debug your wired connection issues in isolation. In the
> right-click menu is an "Edit Wireless Networks". You can delete
> unwanted wifi connections and other actions.
I got zero internet if I disable wireless.
> Disclaimer: I am not updated with the latest Squeeze. This certainly
> applies to Lenny. I may have stale information concerning Squeeze and
> Sid if something has changed there.
This is all very weird eh?
> Use of network-manager is a love-hate relationship with many of us.
> Sometimes a lot more hate than love there. :-)
I remember running etch and NM being a source of much frustration...