Automatic reconnect to wireless network

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 04:03:18 UTC 2008


Brian Parma wrote:
> 
> 
> On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 9:23 AM, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca 
> <mailto:news at pointerstop.ca>> wrote:
> 
>     O. Sinclair wrote:
> 
>      > Derek Broughton wrote:
>      >> O. Sinclair wrote:
>      >>
>      >>> Donn wrote:
>      >>>> On Friday, 18 July 2008 18:47:19 Derek Broughton wrote:
>      >>>>> This is true.  Network manager doesn't understand the use of
>     multiple
>      >>>>> concurrent interfaces
>      >>>> Does 'network manager' mean a gui thing (my laptop runs
>     Ubuntu) or is
>      >>>> it some lower-level thing? It seems weird that it can't handle
>     eth0 and
>      >>>> wireless at the same time -- even Windoze can do it!
>      >>>>
>      >>> this seems to be hardware dependent from my experience. In my
>     Dell I can
>      >>> use both (or rather the computer is aware of both even if a
>     cable is in
>      >>> the wired socket or not) while on an HP I installed a couple of
>     weeks
>      >>> only one is active - and the wireless simply "disappears" when you
>      >>> insert a cable.
>      >>
>      >> It shouldn't be hardware - it should be a matter of whether you
>     have the
>      >> wired interface defined in /etc/network/interfaces.  If it
>     isn't, it's
>      >> handled by Network manager, which is only going to handle one
>     interface
>      >> at
>      >> a time.  If it is, network manager will ignore it.
>      > I don't, wicd goes nuts if you mess the interfaces manually.
> 
>     Well, as I said - wicd isn't always the answer :-)  NM simply
>     doesn't handle
>     interfaces that have been configured manually.
>     --
>     derek
> 
> 
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> 
> Wow my thread really took off.  Disabling the eth0 (and eth1) was a good 
> idea, but no joy.  There isn't any physical network cables plugged into 
> the computer, just the wireless device.  To test it, I basically unplug 
> my router and give it like 5 minutes for Kubuntu to disable wlan0, then 
> I plug the router back in.  Once it is plugged back in nothing happens, 
> wlan0 does not automatically reactivate. 
> 
> I haven't tried wicd yet because it isn't in the repos (at least not the 
> default ones).
> 
No it isn't, go to wicd.sourceforge.net and follow instructions to put 
their repo and get an automatic startup in Kubuntu if you want to try it 
out.

Sinclair




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