dapper: network-manager/nm-applet + Airport issues

Michael V. De Palatis mdepalatis at mail.utexas.edu
Thu Apr 6 17:26:41 UTC 2006

On Thu, Apr 06, 2006 at 11:32:42AM -0400, Matthew Nicholson wrote:
> I'm glad to say that for quite some time now the Airport Exteame card in my Powerbook G4 as been working fine. i'm using it right now acctually. however, newer versions of network manager (starting around the 0.6.1 transistion i think) will not let me connect with it. it tries and tries, but never connects. it conencts to the ap, but never gets and address. running sudo dhclient eth0 work just fine. its just kinda anoying. anyone else have these issues?
> also, before (rather, always) the signal strength shown in nm-applet was 0, even if i was connected just fine.

I too have been having issues with NetworkManager as of late, but on
an entirely different card (ipw2200 Centrino). It is exhibiting the
exact same symptoms, so for the time being, I've given up on NM
entirely. If NM worked consistently, I would love it, but as it is,
it's not too great.

One alternative you can try is netapplet. It's not quite as fancy, but
it does the job as far as I'm concerned, and it doesn't fail to work
like NM does quite consistently.

In other words, yes, it's probably a bug, and it affects more than
just the Airport.


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