I’m very frustrated with my present configuration. I’ve got a home network all wireless. I have mostly windows boxes. I have one Linux laptop. I can get it connected to the internet but it’s a ridiculous process.
At present, I have to start BOTH KNetwork Manager and KWiFi Manager. With both loaded, I have to click, in KNetwork, on the wireless profile I want to join. Then I have to, while that’s trying to connect, go into the config of KWifi and click activate on the applicable matching profile in order for KNetwork to go through properly.
Isn’t there a way to set up the wireless with one fell swoop to connect when I start my laptop and not have me do anything?
Yes. You need only use NetworkManager. In the connection for your wireless, did
you select “autoconnect”?
I’m not sure what you mean. For one, just to be sure we’re on the same page, you do mean KNetworkManager, right? If so, where on earth is this autoconnect setting. And even so, how would that bypass the fact that it won’t connect, even manually, without me going to another app, KWifi Manager, to activate that profile too? Thanks for any more info you can share.
> I’m not sure what you mean. For one, just to be sure we’re on the same
> page, you do mean KNetworkManager, right? If so, where on earth is this
> autoconnect setting. And even so, how would that bypass the fact that
> it won’t connect, even manually, without me going to another app, KWifi
> Manager, to activate that profile too? Thanks for any more info you can
Yes. NetworkManager is the program that does the work. KNM is the applet on KDE
In the “Edit Connection” dialog in the GUI, autoconnect is on the last screen.
Even though the “Connect and Save” button is active, keep pressing “Next” as
long as it is active. You’ll find it on the last screen.
I don’t understand at all. There’s no edit connection or anything like this. If I double click on the icon by the clock, I get connection status tabs… if I right click, I get a list of available networks to try to join or the option to join another wireless network. If I go there, there’s only one page which asks for SSID and password if applicable. There’s no other pages or tabs. This can’t be the same app but it is called KNetworkManager. Suggestions?
Right click and either - Edit Connections or New Connection (wlan0)
If you choose Edit and there are none listed, then you should go back and choose New.
Any showing in the edit box are connections you have already setup /or partially setup and they should be the service you want to connect to. If you don’t recognize it, delete it and Go and create a New Connection.
As you proceed with either Edit or the New Connection
You need to enter info such as the ESSID and wireless security type/info etc…
As Larry said, at the end you can choose a check box to connect auto and then connect and save.
it’s really easy. Honest.
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I’m really not crazy. I work in IT and have my degree in IT. I understand simple things fairly well. The options you guys are talking about are not there and I don’t understand how we’re miscommunicating on it.
use the search from the menu to find it, I,m not sure if you are kde3 or 4
Also, what version of openSUSE would help. The settings you are describing sound a lot like openSUSE 10.1/10.2/10.3,So any help we give will be for the right one
So with it in mind that I’m using 10.3, can someone help with the question I’ve posed?
Have you set the device up via YaST - network devices - network card ? Under the global option you can select traditional ifup or network manager. If network manager is not working as expected,use traditional ifup & set it to start on boot
I’ll try that and let you know. Thanks.
This did not help either. I’m just going to install 11 on here and, if that doesn’t fix it, I’ll return for further help.