I am using KDE on openSuse 12.1. The connection to my wired, wireless, or mobile broadband is handled by the program NetworkManager and the nm-applet from Gnome. NetworkManager is common to several linux distributions.
The applet appears as an icon on my screens panel and allows the opening or closing of a connection with a mouse click. Whatever is connected at shutdown is connected again when I boot the system.
Last edited by thorkelljarl; 07-28-2012 at 04:23 PM.