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Re: Gnome Network Manager appears disconnected when using Static IP...

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 6:13 AM, El Amigo De La Playa
<tropicalswim@gmail.com> wrote:

>  Then I wanted to have my regular static IP (I need it, because I share
> files between various PC's in my local network...). I successfully
> configured it, but the "nm-applet 0.6.5" displayed the red cross, saying "no
> network connection"... (I am connected to both network & internet, but the
> applet says I am not...)

Why are you even using Network Manager?  You don't need it if you have
a static IP, so I would suggest that you just purge it.  As the
NetworkManager home page[1] says:

'Networking on Linux right now is painful for the mobile desktop user,
especially in comparison to other operating systems. A laptop user
should never need to use the command line or configuration files to
manage their network; it should "Just Work" as automatically as
possible and intrude as little as possible into the user's workflow.
NetworkManager attempts to make networking invisible. When moving into
areas you've been before, NetworkManager automatically connects to the
last network the user chose to connect to. Likewise, when back at the
desk, NetworkManager will switch to the faster, more reliable wired
network connection.'

So it's just not designed for your situation.


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