KNetworkManager

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KNetworkManager is the KDE front end for NetworkManager. It provides a sophisticated and intuitive user interface which enables users easily to switch their network environment.

The range of functions encompasses the features implemented by NetworkManager daemon. Up until now NetworkManager supports:

* Wired Ethernet Devices (IEEE 802.3)
* Wireless Ethernet Devices (IEEE 802.11): Unencrypted, WEP, WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise
* Virtual Private Network (VPN): OpenVPN, VPNC
* Dial-Up (PPP), depending on availability of distribution specific backend.

Dependencies:

- KDE 3.5.x
- NetworkManager 0.6.x
- HAL
- D-Bus
- D-Bus Qt bindings
Last changelog:

11 years ago

* initial release

atrox

8 years ago

Will there ever happen a proper release of version 0.7 (or whatever the next version is)? Is this page still used by developers?

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atrox

8 years ago

Sorry, I guess the next version should be 0.9 instead - at least I've got 0.9.svn1057339 installed on openSuse and it's been on that version for a while now.

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taximike

8 years ago

I find that KNetworkManager under Kubuntu 9.10 is to "save" - when I like to work and besides to think about my daywork, I dont like to repete typing in the 26 Number-long WEP-Key.
I think this is an overdoo.
Normaly a Key should be typed in once and for all be saved in what ever manner, but not allways giving in when one starts its PC.

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lciani

8 years ago

Today I installed version 0.8.0.22 in my Fedora box and I must thank you for you great job on knetworkmanager!!!

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UIManu

9 years ago

Hi,
First of all, thank you for all the great work done.
I have however a question/suggestion. Does KNetworkManager support VPNC with the option no encryption ?

Thanks

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ramiel

10 years ago

I need to share my internet connection from wired lan to wireless lan but in knetwrokmanager there's no way to do it in simple way.
Let me show you to explain how this work on mac os x.
Mac os settings ask me the source of internet connection (wired in my case) and the distributor (wirless,called airport on mac).In addition I had to specify name of ad-hoc connection and security stuff.Then the system think on activate dhcp and to set all firewall rules.I don't own a mac but a time I saw this and it was too simple,hiding non-foundamental information as dhcp and firewall to user.It could be easy realizing the same with knetworkmanager including a expert-user section to specify dhcp and iptable rules.

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dive

10 years ago

Does anyone have a link to an rpm for NetworkManager? All I can find is source code and it looks like there are umpteen gnome deps to install.

Strange for a kde app!

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wstephenson

10 years ago

Get it from your distro. If your distro doesn't support it already, the gnome (build time) dependencies are the least of your problems in getting it working.

It's not a KDE application, but a cross-desktop daemon. Since it's coded using glib2 it only depends on that plus D-Bus and a few other network prerequesites, but pulls in Gnome dependencies to build the gnome applet, that until recently was shipped as part of the main daemon RPM.

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katakombi

10 years ago

Hi,

seems the vpn plugin doesnt support the pkcs12 method despite it is very easy to handle.
I'd hack that stuff but cant even get that silly thing to compile!!

Can't I use unsermake on the svn trunk?
It gives me undefined symbols :(

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gecko

10 years ago

Hello,
how can I configure non dhcp networks with knetworkmanager?

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synonymous

10 years ago

After logging out and then back in, knetworkmanger fails to connect to my network automatically. If I suspend to ram, it, shortly after resume will reconnect. If i either log out or reboot, it will not connect. ipw2915AGB
I think that if i use an unencrypted neighbors wireless, it will connect to theirs automatically. Weird
Does anyone have any insight as to when this will be robust enough to work? It'd be nice.

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ronfog

11 years ago

I have a dualboot Averatec 2370 notebook. Using distro SL 3.4 (SabayonLinux)
I am able to connect wireless (WEP security) without having had any problem. KNetWorkManager sees the wireless network with a good signal.

I decided to do the following:
- Connect my notebook first by wire. The wireless switch is off.
- Disconnect the notebook from the cable, turn on the wireless switch and use KNetWorkManager to get back on line.
- KNetworkmanager does not see any wireless signal.
- Go to: Connect to Other Wireless Network - I typed in the necessary info to get online (this is the same info which allows me to be wireless).
- Results: Unable to connect. The KNetworkManager window pops up - I did set the correct parameters but no connection...

What I expect is that if I switch from wired to wireless I should be able without rebooting the system to get back online.
Note: After rebooting KNetworkManager still defaults to the wired checkbox. I have to manually click on the signal bar to switch to the wireless network.

I am not completely new to Linux but I do not have extensive knowledge in Linux wireless networking. I read from several web sites but no one addresses the above issue.
Your feedback is very welcome!

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xyzzy

11 years ago

I sure hope the 0.1 version number means this is still under development. IT HAS A LONG WAYS TO GO! Sigh... Not even close to being ready to support laptops in a mobile environment. (where EVERYTHING including computer names, domain names, user names, usage of DHCP or static IP addresses, WEP keys, routing/gateways, etc etc are subject to change) Nor does it have any way to support network connections automatically which are needed by ROOT during boot up phase. Nor does it remember wireless state info such as what type of WEP is being used (it always reverts back to passphrase when a different mode of specifying a WEP key was used to set it up.) Nor does it work with KWallet apparently to get WEP keys and other passwords for login info.. I could go on an on... this is a mess and needs some serious architecture /design work! Sorry but I guess I will have to go back to using ifup and ifdown within scripts. That is a real pain also but at least it works and I can get my laptop set up as needed in all the different network environments that I find myself using daily....

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Val

11 years ago

Are you sure you'v installed KNM correctly and you are not getting any of D-Bus errors?

As for me, KNM does every bit you've mentioned :)

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daphreak

11 years ago

Hi !

I'm using a HD installation of Kanotix (basically a Debian Sid). I installed knetworkmanager with apt-get (apt-get install network-manager-kde). The version ist "0.1-4".

There were some errors, but as the README.Debian explained, adding the user to the group "netdev" solved the problem. Now I don't have any errors and knetworkmanager runs, but all it says that it doesn't find any interfaces.

My wireless card is wlan0. The README.Debian explains that it must not be listed in /etc/network/interfaces. Well, it's not.

I don't know exactly how knetworkmanager internally works. Where does it get its list of interfaces from ? And why doesn' t it show the device wlan0 ?

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contemno

11 years ago

the command for configuring network interfaces is:
ifconfig -a
The "-a" is for listing all of them, not just the ones that are up.
As for adding interfaces for KNetworkManager to "find", you need to add the config to /etc/network/interfaces .
its in the form of:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
address 127.0.0.1
netmask 255.0.0.0

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp

assuming you are not having driver issues with your wireless.

feel free to ask for clarification.
-josh

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daphreak

11 years ago

Thanks for your help, but this doesn't help.

I don't want to configure wlan0 to auto and dhcp. It's a laptop and I use it and different environments, sometimes LAN, sometimes WLAN. If I use WLAN, the network parameters (ESSID, Key, Encryption) are different. So it would just sit there when booting trying to get an address via DHCP, which it can't get before configuring those parameters. That's why I'd like to use knetworkmanager.

Anyway, even if I configure wlan0 to auto and dhcp, it still doesn't show up in the list ("No network device found").

As the README.Debian states, it should also work if wlan0 is not in the "interfaces"-file at all.

The interface works without problems. I still use ndiswrapper, but I'm planning to upgrade the kernel sooner or later, where the driver for the bcm4318 is included. Configuring the interface using the Command line works (No Encryption/WEP/WPA).

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mtnbkr

11 years ago

knetworkmanager is a very cool and useful app, Thank you!


Per this thread: http://www.mail-archive.com/networkmanager-list@gnome.org/msg05597.html

It looks like the guys (and girls?) working on NetworkManager are getting support for EAP-TTLS with inner PAP.

This support is in the unrelased 0.6.5 version, but knetworkmanager 0.1 does not currently have the options for phase2 PAP in the interface yet.

I would be HAPPY to help test.

P.S. I am able to get connected properly with this configuration using wpa_supplicant via the command line, after which I need to run dhclient to get an IP, but knetworkmanager seems to attempt inner MD5 auth which the RADIUS server rejects.

Thanks

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hilbert

11 years ago

I'm exactly in the same situation you are. I need EAP-TTLS with the phase2 PAP authentication and there is no way to set these things in KNetworkManager.

Is there any plan for an updated release?

Thanks for your collaboration.

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Draq

11 years ago

Im a big linux noob who need internet for his Kubuntu to learn anything!

I miss knetwork program for WPA connection from a basic cd install wtih kubuntu 6.10

I have this guide i go by https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WPAHowTo/Kubuntu#EasySteps
but as soon as i start i get the first problem.. I got no internet so no packede..

I downloaded knetworkmanager-0.1.tar.bz2 but what can i do with that when i dont know about install and where to put it for hte work!

its always the same thing. The learning curve is to high and there is almost no wins in the start. To depressing!

Simon

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Zombie13

11 years ago

Any ideas why v0.1 wouldn't want to interact with kwallet? I have a WEP network at home that works perfectly, but the WPA-ENT network at work doesn't try to work with kwallet at all.

Z.

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Val

11 years ago

I guess it's a bug and should be fixed.
Please file it into Bugzilla. Thanks

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huanghuafeng

11 years ago

if i use the soft,i must start the dhcbd an d networkmanager service.
But i can not use the static ip address when i start this soft.

Why???

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polrus

11 years ago

I have a simple network - one computer has DSL connection to internet and it shares it with Wifi in Ad-Hoc mode.
It's passord protected with ASCII. In SUSE 10.1 I can't get knetwork manager to connect to it althou from command line it's as simple as

iwconfig ath0 mode Ad-Hoc
iwconfig ath0 key restricted s:*****
dhclient ath0

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starwing

11 years ago

Has anyone tried installing this on FreeBSD 6.1R ?

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11 years ago

* initial release

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