LinuxQuestions.org

LinuxQuestions.org (/questions/)
-   Linux - Laptop and Netbook (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-laptop-and-netbook-25/)
-   -   Network Manager issue : Does not distinguish between wired and wireless network (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-laptop-and-netbook-25/network-manager-issue-does-not-distinguish-between-wired-and-wireless-network-667497/)

rohanak 09-04-2008 05:05 AM

Network Manager issue : Does not distinguish between wired and wireless network
 
Hi all,
I have installed Fedora 9 on my Acer Aspire laptop. I use Network Manager ( 0.7 version i guess, not very sure) for managing my network connection. Earlier I had a wireless connection but recently I have moved to a wired connection. Whenever Network Manager starts, it turns on the LED on my laptop which is meant for wireless even though I am using a wired connection. It should actually not turn on the LED. This problem does not occur in Windows XP. Is this a bug or is Network Manager not smart enough to distinguish?

stress_junkie 09-04-2008 04:49 PM

It could be a difference in design philosophy. Acting differently than Windows is not necessarily a bug. All of the notebook computers with wireless that I've seen have a switch on the outside of the computer to turn off the wireless NIC. Why don't you just use that?


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:56 PM.