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Old 14th June 2012, 06:27 PM
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Documentations For NetworkManager - (static IP)

Does there exist official documentation for NetworkManager? I would like my machine to boot up properly using a static IP number. Forum answers are all over the map, I'd like to read the "manual"
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Old 15th June 2012, 01:38 AM
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Re: Documentations For NetworkManager - (static IP)

There's always "man NetworkManager" from a terminal window.
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Old 15th June 2012, 01:09 PM
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Re: Documentations For NetworkManager - (static IP)

You open the "IPv4 Settings" tab and enter your IP Address, Netmask, Gateway and some DNS servers. Then you check "Connect automatically" and "Available to all users" and click on the Save button ;-)
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Old 15th June 2012, 04:59 PM
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Re: Documentations For NetworkManager - (static IP)

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You open the "IPv4 Settings" tab and enter your IP Address, Netmask, Gateway and some DNS servers. Then you check "Connect automatically" and "Available to all users" and click on the Save button ;-)
In F15 and newer versions, you can't change setting unless you have successfully conected to the network, because ther's an OPTIONS button "disabled"
I really don't know what people are thinking!
Is there any other way to configure IPv4? at least with de terminal?
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Old 15th June 2012, 05:35 PM
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Re: Documentations For NetworkManager - (static IP)

I gave up on network manager and switched to "network".

Starts reliably, has a normal configuration file in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts, and is easy to configure.
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Old 15th June 2012, 06:11 PM
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I don't get all the complaints about NM, it's been working great for me in KDE with both Fedora 16 and 17. To have static routes with it, just go in the networkmanager desktop widget, select "manage connections", select the interface and "Edit" and set the "Method" in the menu to "manual" and type in the static IP address, subnet mask, gateway IP and DNS addresses you want in the form. Save that and it's done. Maybe this is a case where the KDE widget really does it well but the Gnome3 one stinks?
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Old 15th June 2012, 06:43 PM
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Re: Documentations For NetworkManager - (static IP)

NetworkManager seems to work if you have one and only one network connection.

It also appears to work if you have a wireless network instead of wired.

If you have both (or multiple wired connections) then it sucks wind.

On my system (both F15 and F16) It insisted on putting the default route on the wrong device. It refused to support networking with VMs (no ability to forward connections...) and no ability to route among VMs on the same network.

I got everything when I disabled NM.

Up until F15 NM worked acceptably - the only thing I was missing was routing among VMs. F15 and later, doesn't work for me.
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Old 15th June 2012, 06:49 PM
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Re: Documentations For NetworkManager - (static IP)

I have it working fine with one wired and some wireless connections, I have a sony laptop with Fedora 17 that I constantly take to public wireless sites and then take it home and plug it in my wired network. There's just the one wired definition but I have about four or five wireless points and it automatically connects.

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Old 15th June 2012, 10:24 PM
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Re: Documentations For NetworkManager - (static IP)

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I don't get all the complaints about NM, it's been working great for me in KDE with both Fedora 16 and 17. To have static routes with it, just go in the networkmanager desktop widget, select "manage connections", select the interface and "Edit" and set the "Method" in the menu to "manual" and type in the static IP address, subnet mask, gateway IP and DNS addresses you want in the form. Save that and it's done. Maybe this is a case where the KDE widget really does it well but the Gnome3 one stinks?
Thanks, "tocayo", I am uning the "new"default desktop: GNOME, that unfortunately limits in an excesive manner what the user can do with configuration, maybe in future versions it will change.
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Old 15th June 2012, 10:56 PM
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Re: Documentations For NetworkManager - (static IP)

Marko - it seems you only have one interface at a time. NM seems to work reliably with only one interface.
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Old 15th June 2012, 11:13 PM
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Re: Documentations For NetworkManager - (static IP)

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I gave up on network manager and switched to "network".

Starts reliably, has a normal configuration file in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts, and is easy to configure.
Thanks Pollard,
I'm trying to use the suggested configuration method given by you:
with teh files in:
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts
but cannot see how to indicate the IP configuration necessary.
And additionally, what else should I do foryo have it working.
When I'm at home everytihn is OK, but now I'm in a (cannot mention) country where I have no control about the router.

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Marko - it seems you only have one interface at a time. NM seems to work reliably with only one interface.
Yes,
But how can I delete the other connections? my system starts wathever it "likes" best?
It doesn't let me configure nothing, not even open the Gui and select the connection i will use.
I have no DHCP server, so I have to configure IP manualy
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Old 15th June 2012, 11:17 PM
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Re: Documentations For NetworkManager - (static IP)

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Marko - it seems you only have one interface at a time. NM seems to work reliably with only one interface.
No, read my previous post(#8), I have many wireless interfaces (the many wireless public APs I use), they all work fine. Of course they're not static so maybe you mean NM is bad with multiple static IFs, of that case I have no idea.
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Old 16th June 2012, 01:50 AM
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Re: Documentations For NetworkManager - (static IP)

@solinem: What you need to do is run nm-connection-editor from the gnome search thingy or a terminal window. In the wired tab, select your adapter and configure it by clicking the edit button.

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Old 16th June 2012, 01:27 PM
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Re: Documentations For NetworkManager - (static IP)

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No, read my previous post(#8), I have many wireless interfaces (the many wireless public APs I use), they all work fine. Of course they're not static so maybe you mean NM is bad with multiple static IFs, of that case I have no idea.
Unless your system has multiple wireless network devices, you are using only one connection at a time.

Access points are normally external to the system.

Linux can support multiple wireless interfaces at the same time, but it would be an unusual configuration.
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Old 16th June 2012, 05:26 PM
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Re: Documentations For NetworkManager - (static IP)

If you don't like NetworkManager try system-config-network instead.
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