Network Manager, WPA, "available to all users"

Steven Stern subscribed-lists at
Tue Jun 1 21:37:16 UTC 2010

I have a desktop with wireless, due to some cabling difficulties. I'm
trying to switch from "Network" to "NetworkManager" because we're moving
our wireless from WEP to WPA-PSK.

Using Network Manager, I can configure a connection with a static IP
address and things seem fine.

BUT, I want this connection established at boot time and I don't want to
have to manually enter the WPA-PSK password.

So, I used EDIT CONNECTIONS to edit the connection and checked
"Available to all users". When I click "Apply", the "Auto xxxx" has
disappeared from the list of wireless connections.  Clicking on the
network from the list shown my nm-applet seems to create an "Auto xxxx"
that uses DHCP and has forgotten the password.

How do I configure a WPA-PSK wireless connection that (1) is remembered
and (2) available whether or not I'm logged in?

-- Steve

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