I am using OpenSUSE 11.1 and Gnome with NetworkManager 0.7.0. The problem is with NetworkManager 0.7.0 using HUAWEI E220 Internet modem and there are problems to connect it. Need sometimes to restart OpenSUSE 11.1. In Fedora, Ubuntu I have no such problem. Is there any repository for NetworkManager 0.7.1 and why there is not available in updates NetworkManager latest versions? (0.7.0.100, 0.7.1)?
I have a better one for you: install wicd.
Have it installed, then go into Yast - Network - Networksettings and tell it to use the traditional method and to activate wireless manually.
If all is OK wicd should start automatically. If not start it from the kicker menu.
I upgraded NetworkManager to 0.7.1 but after I upgraded there is no more NetworkManager icon in Task Bar.
How I can put back icon in Task Bar of NetworkManager 0.7.1 to continue use it for connection for Wi-Fi, HSDPA… connections?
Another solution is to disable Network Manager, then you can use IFDOWN/IFUP the network interface.
IIRC, if you’re running Network Manager, you can’t re-cycle the individual interface, you have to stop/restart the Network service (from the command line).
Either method sure beats re-booting the entire machine…
Yes, there is (factory), but whether you want to use it is another matter. I am far from clear that it cures your problem (may do, may not do, I can’t tell) and factory is a bit bleeding edge, so you might not want it form that point of view.
The easy way to see what is available is to go to Software.openSUSE.org and search on “networkmanager” (apparently not case sensitive) and proceeed from there.
I have heard allegations that wicd is less buggy than NM (although I haven’t heard any claims about what the NM bugs are that wicd doesn’t have) and I have certainly seen NM cr*p all over the screen in early kde 4 versions (but everything was broken in early kde 4 versions so what that tells you is anybody’s guess). So more up to date versions of NM may well be better. Possibly.