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de Silentio
February 24th, 2010, 06:34 PM
I am running the Ubuntu Netbook Remix and setting up our systems for Active Directory Domain Authentication. When I am hard wired in (ethernet), AD authentication works with no problems using the Likewise-Open software (installed through Ubuntu Software Center).

What I want to be able to do is have people authenticate with AD with only a wireless connection. Has anybody done this before?

Thanks

Bufke
March 26th, 2010, 03:58 PM
Likewise Open documentation http://www.likewise.com/resources/documentation_library/manuals/open/likewise-open-guide.html#UseWiredConnection

They say it's because network-manager does not consider the network up until a user logs in. I've ran into this problem too. Setting wireless as available for all users I would think would solve it (which I thought ment it connected at GDM), yet it does not. Once I log in as a local user, I can then login as a domain user. But this isn't acceptable for many situations.

Does anyone know an elegant way to work around this? I would hate to remove network manager and take care of networking manually. I see no way to connect to wireless before gdm without killing network-manager since wpa_supplicant doesn't work with it.

ps killing network-manager and connecting manually does fix it. See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=666977