Re: Network manager doesn't autoconnect to wireless networks in stable?
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- Subject: Re: Network manager doesn't autoconnect to wireless networks in stable?
- From: Emanoil Kotsev <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 06 Nov 2009 12:34:30 +0100
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> Dne, 02. 11. 2009 16:44:55 je chombee napisal(a):
>> Does no one know the answer to this? Is not reconnecting
>> the default behaviour of network manager in Debian 5 stable or am I
>> only one who has this behaviour?
>> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 11:26:14PM +0000, chombee wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > I've noticed that in Debian 5 network manager doesn't automatically
>> > reconnect to wireless networks that it has connected to before,
>> > after logging in, you have to use the mouse to tell the applet
>> > wireless network to connect to. I've been googling and looking
>> > the man files but I can't seem to find out why the behaviour is
>> > or how to re-enable it. Is there a way to enable network manager's
>> > automatic reconnecting behaviour in Debian 5?
>> > Thanks
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> Actually, it does reconnect. Every once in a while, I have to select my
> network by hand (LEFT-clicking on the little network icon on the
> panel), but that's it. Maybe editing your "Default Networks" would
> help, as suggested by Patrick Wiseman?
The problem with the network manager for me was that it works after a user
logon. I have the users home on an nfs server and I need a connection over
wifi+WPA before user log on to be able to mount the home dir first. So
network manager is worthless to me. All I have done then is to enable the
interface in /etc/network/interfaces and create a /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
# allow frontend (e.g., wpa_cli) to be used by all users in 'wheel' group
#home network; allow all valid ciphers
psk="<your wpa key>"
For the network manager you have to put the user into the net group
hope this helps.