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Re: [opensuse] Lost Networkmanager
  • From: "A. den Oudsten" <AdenOudsten@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2011 21:34:38 +0200
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Op 10-10-11 13:23, Haro de Grauw schreef:

In an unhappy manoeuvre I lost Networkmanager, so I can't install a Wifi connection anymore.
How can I get back a working Networkmanager?

I found networkmanager back, but when I try in System>Network>Networkconnection>wireless to configure one I get from 'scan' a map without any available connections.
Did I something wrong?

Most laptops have a switch, or a keyboard combination (usually blue symbols printed next to the white letters) to switch the wireless antenna on and off (this is to save energy when not in use).

1. Check that you have this turned on.

2. Are you sure you are within range of the access point you're trying to connect to? Try moving closer to the antenna.

(2b. Make sure your access point / wireless hub is working - can you connect with other devices?)

3. In YaST > Network Settings > Global options, try setting to "traditional method with ifup", and then use YaST (Network Settings > Overview > Edit > ...) to configure the network. Obviously you can switch back to NetworkManager afterwards.

If 3 works, you know that your hardware is fine, and perhaps you should try playing around with NetworkManager's own settings. If 3 does not work, then it is probably not NetworkManager's fault, but something to do with the hardware-level connection (not in range, hardware defective, etc.).


I had to activate the widget Networkmanagement and it was fixed!!
Curieus, is it not?
André den Oudsten
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