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Old 09-04-2008, 05:05 AM   #1
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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?
Old 09-04-2008, 04:49 PM   #2
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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?


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