NetworkManager Is Driving Me Crazy!

Rick Bilonick rab at
Thu Mar 20 20:34:17 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-03-20 at 16:02 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-03-20 at 15:13 -0400, Rick Bilonick wrote:
> > When I first set up Fedora 8, I had some problems getting wlan0 (via
> > ndiswrapper) working. Now I can prevent wlan0 from being activated, even
> > when I'm using a wired connection via eth0. 
> > 
> > I connect wirelessly at home and wired at the office. When I'm in the
> > office, I have to turn off NetworkManager (using services), kill
> > wpa_supplicant and nm-applet, and change config-services-network for
> > wlan0 so it's not being controlled by NetworkManager. This lets me
> > activate and use eth0. This works fine for about 30-60 minutes and then
> Is this because you have a static address at work?
> > wlan0 gets activated and screws up accessing the network. Then I have to
> > deactivate wlan0 and eth0, and re-activate eth0 so I can use the network
> > again. I have to do this over and over. 
> > 
> > I have no clue as to why wlan0 is being activated with eth0 already
> > being activated and I don't know what program is causing this to happen.
> > I suspect it's something to do with NetworkManager because I never had
> > this problem before using NM. But I don't know for sure.
> > 
> > How can I prevent wlan0 from being activated???
> In NM, you can turn off all wireless interfaces by right-clicking the
> applet and unchecking "enable wireless".  Then NM should connect to your
> wired network only.
> The advance release of NetworkManager-0.7.0-0.6.7.svn3370.fc8 at
> seems to have the ability to connect
> to the interface described in ifcfg-ethX as an option, rather than
> connecting via DHCP.
> > 
> > Rick B.
> > 
> > 
> -- 
>                 Matthew Saltzman
> Clemson University Math Sciences
> mjs AT clemson DOT edu

Yes, I forgot to add that eth0 is using a static address. I had tried
turning off networking and wireless in the nm-applet but this did not
stop wlan0 from activating. That's why I killed nm-applet,
wpa_supplicant and turned off NetworkManager. I don't know what else to

Rick B.

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