knetworkmanager-network manager issues
philbieber at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 07:25:49 UTC 2008
On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 10:06 PM, Michael W. Holdeman <lists at ptfd.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday 13 February 2008 11:12:04 O. Sinclair wrote:
> > Michael W. Holdeman wrote:
> > > My laptop connects at several different wireless points in several
> > > offices, hence the need for a laptop I guess.
> > >
> > > Problems are this one location now requires a static IP for both the
> > > wired and or wireless, 3 others are dhcp.
> > >
> > > How can I get k/networkmanager to work nicely with this situation. I am
> > > happy with it with the dhcp wireless, works slick but when I set up a
> > > manual (static) setting then it no longer works properly for new networks
> > > with dhcp.
> > I dont know if you can but I use WICD at wicd.sourceforge.net to sort
> > out this and similar problems with wired networks with different
> > settings. It replaces (k)networkmanager in other words.
> > Sinclair
> WICD seems to be working well now. Now let me ask you how I could generate a
> script that would execute after connecting to a couple of nets that would
> transparently change my proxy settings from direct connect to using a proxy
> for all my browsers, (konqueror, konq4, and firefox) when attaching to
> certian nets?
In WICD you can define scripts to be executed before and after you
connect to a network. In there you could put a script that exports the
Only thing, that is not too good about that way is: it doesnt work for
Firefox. So, if you know a way to define a proxy for firefox from an
external source, thats how you can do it :D . But it should work for
Also, there is an extension to firefox that is quite good for dealing
with many different proxies, but I seem to have misplaced the name and
I'm not at my personal machine...
I'll try to get back to you when I get home!
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