Automatic reconnect to wireless network
o.sinclair at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 05:03:18 BST 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
> >>>>> 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
> >>> 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
> >> 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.
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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
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