[ubuntu-us-ut] stopping network manager

Andrew Johnson andrewjohnson at mail.weber.edu
Sun Oct 28 06:34:44 GMT 2007

> How can you turn off network manager?  ie you're at a cafe - you connect
> to the wireless, get some email, now you want off the wireless system to
> work on some confidential stuff.  Just right-clicking on icon to turn
> off wireless doesn't seem to break the connection (or it restarts
> itself).  Is there a command line like /etc/network-manager off  or some
> such

Disable NetworkManager wireless with the right-click, then run "sudo
ifconfig eth1 down" from a console, replacing eth1 with the name of
your wireless interface.  If you're not sure, just run "ifconfig"
before turning off NM and look for the interface with a sane IP

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