Re: "Repair" function
- From: Derek Atkins <warlord MIT EDU>
- To: mellein mit edu
- Cc: networkmanager-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: "Repair" function
- Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 11:15:36 -0400
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>:
> 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.
> NetworkManager-list mailing list
> NetworkManager-list gnome org
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
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