[ubuntu-uk] Network Manager

Bruno Girin brunogirin at gmail.com
Tue Aug 3 20:47:56 BST 2010

On Tue, 2010-08-03 at 13:56 +0100, gazz wrote:
> Thanks, that's a lifesaver - I'll only have to reinstall the laptop
> this once! I'm mulling if this is a bug or a wishlist for an easier
> way? 
> Paula

What about this? Would it work?
      * Right click on the network manager icon before any connection is
      * Select Edit Connections
      * Select Wireless
      * Click Add
      * Manually configure your connection:
              * SSID
              * IPv4 Settings set to manual with fixed IP
              * Security settings as per the router's defaults
      * Save it
      * Connect
      * Configure the router
      * Once configured, go back to connection settings and delete the
        manually configured connection
      * Re-connect the normal way

And in theory, no reboot required!

I know it works with a wired connection but I've never actually tried
with a wireless one as I haven't configured a router from scratch in a
long time. If you do that regularly, I'd be quite interested in knowing
whether this works.


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