There is not 'disconnect' button in 11.2

Hi

just installed this yesterday-there is no disconnect button for the wireless-the only way to disconnect is to disable the wireless altogether.Any else have this problem?

I know my question is a bit over the top but seriously is there a simple way to disconnect on wireless using 11.2 suse? on windows 7 and ubuntu there is a disconnect button…

Hi
Are you using a laptop? What desktop are you using Gnome/KDE4/other?

On this eeePC I just use the function+F2 to disable/enable? Else a
right-click on the network manager icon has the option to
enable/disable wireless.


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Im using a laptop with suse 11.2 with gnome only installed, not kde. So out of the box there is no disconnect for wireless-do most people then just disable the wireless to disconnect from a network then?

Hi
So are you talking about an applet for the panel? Do you have a
screenshot of these buttons, or know the application?


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Yes the thing im on about is NetworkManager Applet 0.7.1. It seem to be missing a disconnect button- i can connect to a network but i cant get off without unticking ‘enable wireless’. I would upload a picture but i cant seem to find a program that does screen captures…

Hi
gnome-screenshot for captures :wink:


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Hi
Think I found what your talking about?
http://hardik.in/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/20100320035127_Screenshot_17.png


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Yes thats exactly what im talking about-in ubuntu you can disconnect with that button like that but not in opensuse in would appear:(

Hi
It’s in the next release of NetworkManager 0.8 which is in 11.3 (Just
checked on my fresh 11.3 M7 install). If you can live with it until
July and then update?

I’ve also asked on the users Mailing List to see if someone may know of
a config change that might show it…


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Yes thats good to hear that its being updated in the next distro update…till then it is safe just to use untick’enable wireless’ as it were? Will doing this give away my wpa2 aes key to other computers?

It is also in the NetworkManager Applet 0.7.1 in GNOME 2.28 of 11.2. Try just to use the right (the right/context) botton of your mouse and not the left (wrong/normal). There is a option to “Enable Wireless” - also it can be used to disable WLAN…:wink:
Greetings pistazienfresser

Hi
You won’t give away your key as they are only present of the computer
and the wireless device your connecting too.

I think you mean wpa2/aes being cracked whilst your connected?


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This a just a crazy idea but since the keys are exchanged over the air and i suddenly disconnect by disabling the wireless on opensuse is it possible someone else nearby within range could steal my key?

IEEE 802.11i-2004 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I am not an mathematician or cryptologist but I think there are first only initial keys send (like the public key in PGP?) to encrypt the other key(s).

But if you have 17 Dollars left you can try if your password is safe enough against a dictionary attack ;).
WPA Cracker cloud cracks Wi-Fi passwords - The H Security: News and Features

Have you found the way to save the energy of the WLAN via right-click?
Greetings
pistazienfresser