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patrickdc
February 21st, 2010, 10:33 PM
I have an Atheros AR928X Wireless Adapter (built in to laptop). I can connect to net works with nm-applet fine, but when I use iwconfig, There are no changes.
Example:

$ iwconfig wlan0 essid Convery
$ iwconfig
shows no changes, not even when I set the access point to the right address.

chili555
February 21st, 2010, 10:49 PM
Network Manager keeps tight control on our systems. It is unlikely to be able to manipulate your network devices, even if you stop it. You can control your network devices with iwconfig, /etc/network/interfaces, et al, only if you remove Network Manager.

patrickdc
February 21st, 2010, 10:55 PM
but even when i stop the nm-applet process, I cannot connect. would removing nm-applet really be the only way?

northd_tech
February 21st, 2010, 10:57 PM
wicd also requires all other Wireless Managers (Gnome's Network Manager and KDE's KNetworkManager, etc.) to be removed before you can run wicd (pronounced "wicked" ). I've been using wicd for about a week now, and it seems more stable and more configurable IMHO.

YMMV.