[ubuntu-uk] Network Manager

gazz pmgazz at gmx.co.uk
Tue Aug 3 14:45:14 BST 2010

Wasn't trying to set up a static IP, was wanting to re-configure an HP
ProCurve access point which had been playing up and was connected
directly to the laptop's ethernet NIC at the time - I'd just
disconnected it from it's normal perch on a Draytek router. Access
points aren't willing to load web interfaces unless directly connected,
and therein lay the problem. 

Setting a static IP on 9.04 and 9.10 involved removing the network
manager but it's very straightforward on 10.04 so far. Once you set the
static IP in the network interfaces, it now shuts up by itself :) 


On Tue, 2010-08-03 at 14:08 +0100, Cornelius Mostert wrote:

> > The network manager from 9.04 onwards drives me up the wall! I'm now
> > using Lucid and I needed to install a wireless access point, the
> network
> Mmmm
> Not sure if I'm missing something but I am able to set a static IP on
> my laptop running 10.4 and have done so to setup and connect to
> various network devices...
> I use:
> System / Preferences / Network config...
> I then set the the IPV4 method to manual and set the needed address,
> netmask and gateway...
> Make sure it is set system wide 
> Then I make sure that any OTHER network interfaces are disconnected
> from the applet in the top right hand side, Sometimes I ALSO
> disconnect the just set Manual nic and reconnect the manual nic just
> to make sure all settings took effect and that is it.
> MUST state that I use a cable connected directly between my NIC and
> router when I want to set it up as WiFi management is sometimes
> disabled on the router...
> I have followed the same process when I had to setup a SME server with
> 2NICs: One connected to an "external" router and the other to an
> "internal" router with my management laptop also connected to the
> "internal" router.
> 1 thing that did catch me out in the past is that the management
> laptop must start on the same subnet as the to be configured network
> device, THEN change the network device & reboot, then change the
> management laptop to be on the same subnet again.
> BUT this is only a problem is you are on lets say 192.168.XXX.XXX and
> the network device is on 10.10.XXX.XXX
> -- 
> _________________________________________
> Cornelius Mostert
> Senior IT Specialist
> United Kingdom: 075 2233 4818
> International: 0044 75 2233 4818
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