OpenSUSE Wireless :: NetworkManager Only Shows VPN Tab But No Wireless Or Wired Connections
May 31, 2011
I remember that I did configure my desktop PC for wired and wireless connections since openSUSE 11.2, 11.3 and 11.4. Currently I have openSUSE11.4 x86_64 KDE. Today I happen to notice that the icon for NetworkManager in the taskbar has been replaced with a red X. I discovered that Network Manager only shows VPN tab, whereas Wired and Wireless tabs are greyed out. The strange thing is I still have Internet connection with the CAT5 cable being plugged in. I can still configure wired and wireless connections via YAST but I cannot fix Network Manager settings.
I have a wireless connection to the internet, as well as a wired connection to a local network. When the wired connection to my local network is enabled, the wireless connection to the internet no longer works until I disconnect the ethernet cable.
(This setup used to work just fine when I was using Windows, but now doesn't seem to work. I wasn't using IP aliasing in Windows, but I am now, which may be causing the problem.)
My original connection to the internet was a wired one, at eth0, so once I got wireless enabled (on eth1), I created an IP alias to my local network of eth0:1 which is a static IP on my local network. The only configuration I did at all was to add a file named /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:1, with the following contents:
And NetworkManager just seemed to pick it up automatically - I didn't change anything else in NetworkManager or anywhere else.
(Also I use 'service NetworkManager start/stop' entirely rather than 'service network start/stop' to manage my connnections. i.e. I did 'chkconfig network off' when setting everything up initially.)
The card is recognized by System--admin--network as the correct card (BCM43XG) and assigned eth1. However, NetworkManager shows no wireless network. I have a great signal on the same machine if I boot into a Windows partition.
I'm trying to bridge connections between a wired and a wireless connection in one of my computers. I was told it was impossible due to low-level limitations in the wireless subsystem, but apparently theres a way if you somehow forward packets from one port to the other. Is there a way I can achieve this?
My current network setup at home is all wired, and that's worked for me so far. Now I want to set up a wireless connection on my Linux box that I can connect to with both my laptop and my Nintendo DS. I'd like to be able to host a wireless network from the Linux box, connect to it with some other wireless device, and have the wireless device communicate with the router, the internet, and other computers on the wired network. I have the wired network set up (statically configured) as eth0. Other network adapters present on the system are eth1 (not in use) and wlan0, wlan1, and wlan2 (identical cards, remnants from the last time I experimented with wireless).
So I guess my question comes in two parts: 1) How do I set up wlan0 such that it can host? Is Ad-hoc mode okay for this, or do I need to set it up in Master mode? 2) How do I forward connections between the wireless net and the router? Note that I will be using WEP, as it is all that the NDS supports. I'd like to set up MAC filtering as well, but not until after I get something that works.
Running Ubuntu 10.10 on a Dell 710m. Fresh install of OS yesterday. Initially I had wired connection but no wireless. So I started chasing threads & trying different downloads & commands [WITHOUT KNOWING essentially what I was doing; throw your rocks at me HERE] & now I have lost the wired connection also.
Also: [a] If I go into System > Administration > Additional Drivers, I get "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system."
[b] As far as being able to copy a downloaded driver [using a working M$oft machine with net connection] onto an SD card & transferring that driver to the Dell laptop, I have tried formatting 3 different SD cards with the Dell, & each time I come up with various failure errors--& I have no idea why something as simple as formatting an SD card isn't working.
Just had an issue crop up where connecting wired network seems to stop wireless connections from getting an IP (happens on multiple networks both while the cable is plugged in and once it's been unplugged; also persists across reboots). Machine is a Dell Latitude 2120n with UnionFS running. Connection was working fine prior to the wired connection
I have searched and have not found anything specific to my issue. I am currently using NDISWrapper to load the bcmwl15 driver and when it's active it works beautifully.Problem is sometimes at boot, the card doesn't "turn on" and I don't know how else to describe it. The OS does not even detect that the hardware is present. I have disabled wireless hotkey in BIOS. The only way to make the wireless card "active" is to reboot with the wiredconnection to the router. After doing that the wireless card "wakes up" and works awesome.Is there anything I can do to make sure the driver load at boot?mes I get the error that NDISWrapper is not modprobbed when I go to network configuration and if I wish to do i now? I don't know if that has anything to do with the boot sequence. Using the <modprobe ndiswrapper> command as root does nothing permanant
I just installed the latest openSUSE on my laptop. I actually had wireless working. Then it stopped. Wireless is fine on my desktop computer. When I take the cable from my router and plug it into the laptop then I have internet
My wifi used to work and I do not know what made it go off-line as I mostly use my wired connection. Running SuSE 13-3, GNOME, kernel 220.127.116.11-0.7-default on a HP laptop. I wanted to include some diagnostic and configuration downloads from my computer but I am being told I have 5 images included in my post when I Paste the text. Don't know why!
I just got myself a Dell Inspiron 1440. And decided to install my favorite distro Debian. I got the installation to go with no issue and all seems to be working fine. However the wireless isn't working. NetworkManager doesnt even detect a wireless card. I followed the instructions here and installed the b43-fwcutter and then issued the modprobe b43 and modprobe b43legacy commands. Then I issued the iwconfig command and this was the output.
Also, I've been doing some research and found out about some file located /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules. So I looked in mine and found out that only my eth0 is added.
I'm running Squeeze and I'm looking 3 days now for a solution in some weird problem. The NetworkManager Applet shows that there isn't connection although I am connected. The icon has this small "x" and when mouseover it says "No network conncection". Moreover when left clicking it, it says
"Wired Network Device not managed"
While I was looking for the solution a came across this post by an Ubuntu developer who says:network-manager-applet displays the connectivity state of network-manager's managed interfaces not every interface. So the title "network manager says disconnected but is connected and working" is actually misleading. The interface is connected and working but not from network-manager's point of view since it is not managing the interface. Additionally, in Lucid now network-manager applet displays nothing now for non-managed interfaces so is less misleading. You can check to see whether or not an interface is managed by network-manager by using the command line too nm-tool. You'll see "State: unmanaged" for unmanaged interfaces.
I'm using OpenSuse 11.1 (but it applies also to 11.0) on a Dell XPS, NetworkManager and scpm to manage profiles. I configured wireless network without problems and all runs perfectly. The annoying problem is that the wireless connection doesn't start at boot. Also by clicking on the NetworkManager applet networks are not displayed
But, as soon as I launch network configuration from Yast without do anything other, magically the wireless network is recognized and the PC connects to it.
It seems that the network configuration from Yast activates NetworkManager to connect or it activates the interface or the hardware.
I'm finding the NetworkManager applet very confusing.When I start up at a new location I can use the "Connect to Other Network..." menu item to bring up the list of available networks, and I'd expect that by selecting one of these and clicking "Connect", then configuring and clicking OK, I'd get a connection. Instead the dialog just goes away and nothing else happens. Is something broken with NetworkManager, or am I misunderstanding how this is supposed to work?
By switching back and forth between NetworkManager and ifup I'm eventually able to establish a connection to a new access point, but it's been a painful process.I've also encountered a problem reported by others, where when my system fails to suspend/resume properly the /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state has NetworkingEnabled=false and I need to manually edit this before restarting networking... but that's a separate issue, and I can work around it with the manual edit (or just add a startup script to do this automatically).
My friend and I spent two weeks trying to find out why my openSUSE laptop wouldn't connect to his router using WEP. We finally figured out that the KDE networkmanager was not translating the passphrase into the hexidecimal number (default key #1). Once we entered the hexidecimal number, it connected with no problems. He uses Ubuntu on his test laptop (Windows guy). Ubuntu, and kubuntu via live CD, both connected only using the passphrase. I didn't have an openSUSE Gnome live CD to test weather this is KDE specific or not.
I have installed opensuse 11.3 I am unable to connect to my wireless connection.
KNetworkManager finds the connection (when i scan for connections), i can enter the WEP Hex key, it says it is configured. Goes through its "check list" when you click "ok", and all seems good. But it won't connect. When i run "nm-tool" i get:
State: unknown WARNING **: error: could not connect to NetworkManager
I edited values in:
linux-2ys8:/home/sam # vi /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state
running rcnetwork restart, output was:
Shutting down network interfaces: eth0 device: Atheros Communications AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit or Fast Ethernet (rev b0) eth0
knetworkmanager(9276): KUniqueApplication: Cannot find the D-Bus session server: "Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken."
I have just installed 11.4 KDE (having used 11.3 for a while). I was able to use YAST in 11.3 to switch from network manager, to using 'traditional', to connect to wireless network without problems. Since installing (fresh install) 11.4, only network manager seems to work without issue;
using traditional never sets up the wireless connection - or should i say appears not to as no apps will connect (as they do fine using the network manager connection). using 'ifstatus wlan0', seems to suggest there is no configuration file when using the 'traditional' gui. Has any one had similar problems
Having an issue with networkmanager. When I login it is not automatically connecting to my wireless. When I click on networkmanager icon it has the correct connection. When I click the connection I get asked for 3 passwords
1) System policy prevents control of network connections Password for root:
2) System policy prevents use of user-specific connections Password for root:
3) kde wallet managern Just a little annoying.
Anyone know how to fix this ? My machine got a fresh install of opensuse11.4 with my /home restored from backup.
I had some difficulty getting Plasmoid to work on to connect to a WPA2-Enterprise Network. The Cert file is in DER format which is something like this "XXXX.cer" After I filed a bug report I got a respond to try the updated Plasmoid from this Repo:
Index of /repositories/KDE:/UpdatedApps/openSUSE_11.4 To use it you have to first install your certificate in openssl using terminal. First copy the certificate into the ssl directory (In OpenSUSE it is /etc/ssl/certs/)
1) sudo cp path_to_file /etc/ssl/certs/Then install it (If you don't do this it will fail) Source:http://gagravarr.org/writing/openssl...tml#Installing
I have problem with my wireless GSM connection , my notebook has built-in Toshiba (in fact Ericsson) F5521gw wireless modem , it is detected and usable by default without installing additional software.Problem is that I can connect flawlessly only once after switching on notebookif I disconnect manually I'm not able to connect again, i have to reboot my computer or another solution which allows me to reconnect is closing and opening lid (putting notebook in suspended state)I'm using Toshiba Tecra r850, openSUSE 11.4 x64 on Gnome 2 DE, using NetworkManager and nm-applet /var/log/messages after using disconnect from nm-applet:
Code: Sep 8 17:04:39 linux-b5nl pppd: Terminating on signal 15 Sep 8 17:04:39 linux-b5nl pppd: Connect time 243.2 minutes.
on my dell latitude e6510 opensuse 11.3 kde 4.4.4 with tri boot windows 7 and two suse if boot with windows7 and I connect to internet by wired eth0 and then reboot in opensuse, networkmanager doesn't find my networkboard eth0 but only wireless, I have to reboot, enter in bios setup, exit, reboot, and then opensuse find my eth0, I tried with gnome too but is the same
yesterday I installed openSUSE 11.2 on my laptop. But I'm having problem getting the wifi configured properly. During the installation I got the message "No network running" (which I also saw after the installation when using the network configuration module of YaST after switching from ifup to NetworkManager). After installation NetworkManager seemed to work fine, it detected my wifi card, found the network, and I could even connect to it. Then the problems began, no Internet connection. The first thing I tried was pinging Google which yielded an "unknown host" message. So I checked /etc/resolv.conf, to look for the DNS servers, which where missing.
I added them manually and tried again. Still no luck, so I started pinging my router, which worked, tried again pinging Google using one of there IP addresses, which failed. So I ran route to find out which routes where being used, this one gave an unexpected result, because it only showed the route to the local network (I'm not sure about the loopback one, because this was also a lot of times missing when testing):
opensuse 10.4 KDE. wired internet works but the network manager is dead, there's a red network icon with a cross in the panel and opening the manage connections window only the VPN tab works all others are grayed out cant setup any wireless or mobile broadband connection. on the live cd there was no problem with network management.
I understand that the K (KDE) network manager is a KDE app but does it actually function in runlevel 3? By that I mean does it allow wireless connections to work? I've been trying to do this but can't. I have a need to while in KDE to sometime init 3 and while in runlevel 3 I need my wireless to work. I havent figured out if Knetwork manager still functions outside of KDE or if I need to just use ifup traditional.
I did search the forum for threads related to knetwork manager and did not see anything related to this so I hope someone can assist me. Also if I do need to use ifup traditional method, is there anything specail I need to do so that it works without issues such as, uninstall knetwork manager or something else? I ask this because my previous attempts at using ifup (by switching to it from YAST) end up making my wireless not work. I can scan and find my network but after entering my creds it doesnt do anything. I managed to get it to work once somehow but after a shutdown and reboot it no longer worked. Just incase you need to know, I'm running Suse11.4 KDE 4.6, my wireless module I believe is a iwlagn or something like that. My laptop which Suse is running on is a Toshiba A665-S6086 core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD.
I have just done a new install of the latest opensuse 32bit and for some reason I cannot connect to the internet, when I click on mange connections the vpn tag is highlighted and all the other tabs are grayed out and I cannot select them. So I can't setup a internet connection wired or wireless. I was just using Kubuntu and did not have this problem. My card is broadcom.