This is a FAQ for version 0.6.x and earlier of NetworkManager. Most modern distributions should be running version 0.7 or later. The only version known to still be using .6 is Ubuntu 6.06 which was released in 2006. Ubuntu 10.04 is expected to be released at the end of April 2010 and will also be a LTS release. It is recommended that desktop users upgrade to 10.04 if they encounter issues with Network Manager.
Why do I receive multiple prompts to login to my keyring?
This is a known issue with 0.6.2, the problem is resolved in 0.6.3.
How do I remove networks I no longer wish to connect to?
For Version 0.6.5 or earlier From the command line run the following replacing <SSID> with the SSID of the network you wish to remove:
gconftool-2 --recursive-unset /system/networking/wireless/networks/<SSID>
You can use the "Configuration Editor" (gconf-editor) to browse the networks listed in that configuration directory, but you cannot remove the SSID's folder using the GUI tool.
For version 0.6.6 or later Use the Profile Editor by right clicking on the applet and selecting profile editor.
How do I setup a static IP address with NetworkManager?
Versions prior to version .7 has limited support for static IP addressing. Configuration of static IPs is distribution specific and should use that distribution's normal network configuration methods.
For example, on Fedora Core, using the system-config-network tool or editing /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 to set a static IP up for the device 'eth1' would result in NetworkManager using that static IP configuration whenever you connect to an access point using eth1. Obviously, since static IP configuration is always a manual task, NetworkManager is not able to automate the process in any way.
What does the "Fallback Network" Option do?
This tells Network Manager to fall back and try to connect to this network even if it does not see it by scanning, this may help people who have issues connecting to networks with "hidden" SSID's.
Why does my Atheros-based wireless card shows lower than normal wireless strength?
This is a result of the way some older Madwifi drivers reported signal strength. This is reported as fixed in the more recent releases and with the newer kernel driver for Atheros cards.
NetworkManager does not list my Realtek Gigabit Network card:
This is a known issue with the r1000 driver not supporting link status detection. This is rumored to be fixed in the 2.6.17 Kernel.