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  1. How do I force NM to try and make lan connection.

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    I am with @avidjaar that you probably should do less of prose, but more a step wise explanation of what you do..

    But it is possible that I more or less understand what you mean.

    1. You configure NM with a fixed IP address, thus telling it explicitly that you do not want it to use DHCP to get an IP address from any source.
    2. You disconnect the ethernet cable and connect it to another network.
    3. NM still tries to use the IP you told it to use and that fails of course because