Finding my WLAN IP address.

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Mar 19 17:56:34 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:

> On 19/03/2008, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
>> I'd have to agree with John that you're merely imagining you're
>> connected :-)
> Well, then you've imagined that you read the mail I sent over my
> imaginary connection is a rather imaginative way!


>> If you have a connection shown in knetworkmanager, then you should be
>> able to find the IP by right-clicking on the icon, and then hovering over
>> the
>> wireless entry on the menu.  fwiw, in checking this I discovered that
>> even though nm was showing an apparent connection, when I hovered over
>> the icon, it turned out that I was _not_ connected, and had to reconnect.
> Maybe at _the_exact_second_ that I checked I had lost contact, and
> then it reconnected automatically when I sent the mail? I somehow dobt
> that.

It's not quite _that_ precise.  If you're at a hot-spot in a high
wifi-activity area, you could be involuntarily roaming.

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