NetworkManager Is Driving Me Crazy!

Timothy Murphy gayleard at
Fri Mar 21 21:47:24 UTC 2008

Paul Johnson wrote:

> If you turn off NetworkManager and NetworkManagerDispatcher as well,
> then it is absolutely impossible for  the laptop to automatically
> bring up a wireless connection.  It just can't happen.

I don't think that is true.
It certainly is not true if the network service is running,
and if you have an appropriate entry 
in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-<if>.

But I'm pretty sure WiFi can work even if
neither the network nor the NetworkManager service is running.

The lack of any clear documentation on WiFi is a major failure
in Fedora, IMHO.

Timothy Murphy  
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