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Old 04-01-2014, 08:54 PM   #1
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Should I use NetworkManager, and if so, what are the implications for wireless

Previously, I configured my server without NetworkManager. I located the server (a cheap desktop PC) in my garage, and my wife didn't want me to knock down the walls to get wire down there, and I was forced to use wifi. Painfully, I got it working perfectly using using wpa_supplicant, etc and partially following

I've since rebuilt the server, and used NetworkManager as tentatively recommended by szboardstretcher, and everything it works perfectly, however, I haven't yet moved it to the dungeon where I need wireless.

So, the question is how to proceed? Do I stick to my original implementation and get rid of NetworkServices? Or do I keep in in place and go with something like Note that the service "NetworkManager" doesn't seem to be available on my server (service "NetworkManager start" returns an error saying the service is not available), however, /etc/resolv.conf includes the text "# Generated by NetworkManager" which is confusing.

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NetworkManager makes sense only if your box must be able to connect easily to different networks. For a server, just use static configuration, wired or wireless. (You are correct, wireless sucks and should be used only when wire is out of question.)


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