Re: Wireless newbies -- just try NetworkManager!

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On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 2:09 PM, John W. Linville <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 01:25:13PM -0500, Paul Johnson wrote:
>  > On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 9:54 AM, John W. Linville <[email protected]> wrote:
>  > > I'm posting this message to no one in particular, in hopes that it
>  > >  becomes part of the common lore...
>  > >
>  >  I'm a little hurt.  I read it as being specifically intended for me. :)
>  I was trying not to pick on you!  Believe me, you are not the first...
>  > After turning off the wpa_supplicant service, (making sure network is
>  > off too), and turning on NetworkManager and NetworkManagerDispatcher,
>  > and restarting, I found that after I ran the user program "nm-applet"
>  > , I could join some wireless networks today.
>  Excellent news!

More success to report. NM does join me to 2 different WEP networks
that it was never able to join before. Key appears to be turning off
wpa_supplicant service.  That is the only difference I tried this

Spread the word.  NM can work!

Paul E. Johnson
Professor, Political Science
1541 Lilac Lane, Room 504
University of Kansas

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