Re: "Repair" function


Right-click on the NM icon and select Disable Wireless Interface, and then
right-click again and re-enable it.  It'll do what you want.


Quoting Jason Mellein <mellein MIT EDU>:

> Hi,
> Here @ mit we have wireless all over the place. Unfortunately when you 
> move your laptop (without shutting down) from one region (eg: a 
> building) to another (eg: another building), your adapter is under the 
> impression nothing has changed because the SSID remains the same. I 
> don't know the precise details of what changes but the connection no 
> longer works (even though the signal strength is strong & the adapter 
> thinks you're still good).
> On the windows side, you just right click the connection & select 
> "repair". The adapter gets disabled & re-enabled & the connection is 
> reset. With NetworkManager there doesn't appear to be any such option. 
> What I had to do to avoid shutting down was
> /etc/init.d/NetworkManager restart
> Unfortunately, since I run KDE, that dropped the icon from my system 
> tray. So while I was able to reconnect it was inconvenient to do so and 
> I lost my system tray icon.
> SO. What I'm asking about is:
> 1) a "repair" function of sorts that is available by clicking on the 
> system tray icon
> 2) making NM available to the system tray as an "applet" so it's 
> possible to more reliably ( and transparently) add and remove it from 
> the system tray in KDE.
> Thanks!
> Jason
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