View Full Version : [ubuntu] network-manager problem

August 8th, 2008, 05:09 PM
I know that this is a really stupid question but I just not seem ot find a solution. I have ubuntu 8.04, so i guess network-manager has to already be installed. But where is it? How do I start it? Under System > Administartion are only 2 Apllications with Network: Network and Network Tools. Is the network-manager one of them? If not, how do i start it?


August 8th, 2008, 05:13 PM
Network Manager by default starts in your system tray in the top right of your screen by the clock.

If it's ethernet it looks like a monitor, sometimes two depending on the theme/icon theme used.

If you have a properly recognized wireless card and you left-click once it should have a drop-down indicating wireless networks in your area.

August 8th, 2008, 05:14 PM
That will also give you an option to configure your network interfaces.

August 8th, 2008, 05:27 PM
Oh right, thx.

I must have installed my wirelles usb Driver wrong because i can only see the two Monitors. I have a Fritz Usb Device so if anybody can give me some advice, that would be great.

August 8th, 2008, 06:46 PM
Your card may be working...do

sudo iwconfig
and see if it comes up with any cards with wireless extensions.

August 8th, 2008, 06:51 PM
like I said, i have an usb wlan Device, so when I type "lsusb" its shown as:

Bus 002 Device 014: ID 057c:62ff AVM GmbH WLAN USB v1.1 [no firmware]

So i gues the problem is firmware, which is weird cause it should be installed. I installed it with NdisWrapper.


I solved the problem, thx for your help.