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#1 2012-10-31 18:44:35

From: Estados Unidos
Registered: 2010-03-14
Posts: 27

Network Manager fails to detect unsecured network.

My current laptop uses a clean install of Arch Linux with the latest gnome-shell release. NetworkManager has no problem connecting to the wireless networks at home, but the problem I have is at college.

My college has an open wireless network; sometimes it fails to show in network-manager-applet. That's the first problem. The second problem, If it does show, it'll fail to connect. In order for me to connect, I had to install the iw package and type sudo iw eth1 connect <network-name> after it fails. Only then will it connect.

How do I fix this so that NetworkManager will stop acting up?

Here's the wireless adapter installed and the driver it's using. (I use AUR's broadcom-wl package because it can detect more networks and doesn't act up for me.)

[dbdii407@laptop ~]$ lspci | grep Broadcom
07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

[dbdii407@laptop ~]$ lsmod | grep wl
wl                          2558087  0
lib80211                3949       2    wl,lib80211_crypt_tkip
cfg80211              177058    1    wl

After connecting through iw

Thank you very much!

Last edited by dbdii407 (2012-10-31 18:55:47)


#2 2012-11-06 18:47:48

Registered: 2011-07-19
Posts: 14

Re: Network Manager fails to detect unsecured network.

My friend has similar issues and his wireless is also detected as eth1. I'd like to see a solution to this smile.


#3 2012-11-08 10:52:04

Registered: 2009-12-11
Posts: 21

Re: Network Manager fails to detect unsecured network.

i have same problem!how to solve it?


#4 2012-12-09 18:40:13

From: Panama, Panama
Registered: 2010-07-01
Posts: 20

Re: Network Manager fails to detect unsecured network.

Maybe it is a "mixed interface issue", if that's the case, then you should read this: … ork_device
Hope it helps.

Last edited by RozenTensai (2012-12-09 18:40:33)


#5 2012-12-09 19:06:22

From: Pasadena, CA
Registered: 2009-07-13
Posts: 15,623

Re: Network Manager fails to detect unsecured network.

Does the command sudo iwlist scan shown the network?
If so, you might try wicd as an alternative.  If it works, then we can come back and look harder at Networkmanager

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