NetworkManager, wlan0 doesn't come up by default

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Mon Sep 10 20:54:05 UTC 2007

On Mon, Sep 10, 2007 at 05:48:49PM -0300, Martin Marques wrote:
> The problem is that I don't see the posible wireless AP to connect to, 
> as the wlan0 device is not up.

The device doesn't have to be up -- there's a difference between "up" and
"exists", and the network can be scanned for SSIDs without the device being
actually up. (That's how it usually works, actually.)

Does the wireless network in question have any non-alphanumeric characters
in its SSID? That's a known problem in NetworkManager.

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