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asked 2012-01-19 12:47:19 -0500

Jorge_R gravatar image

updated 2014-02-19 12:19:17 -0500

Hi, recently I installed Fedora 16 with GNOME 3 on my laptop. The problem is that NetworkManager doesn't activate my WiFi card on startup and if I try to activate it from the nm-applet the applet turns it off again instantly. I already checked the driver and it works perfect. With ifconfig and iwconfig I can put the card online and I can connect to the networks near to me, but nor the nm-applet nor the nmcli nm can detect the connection. My WiFi card is a RaLink RT3090. Any suggestions?

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answered 2014-02-20 04:01:02 -0500

Gileade Oseiass gravatar image

Try installing another desktop (like kde, xfce) to see the results. The network manager may have a bag, so it's good to check another desktop.

Moreover the version 16 no longer supported, you could choose to install fedora 19 or 20 maybe solve your problem.

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answered 2012-01-19 16:03:56 -0500

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Hi there, I have the same problem on all i686-machines. A possible work around: 1.) Open a terminal 2.) Run su -c 'nm-connection-editor' 3.) Remove already existing wireless connections. 4.) Go to the wireless tab and type your SSID, go to the wireless security tab and type your passphrase/key.

Next time you log in it should start automatically. Why? I dont't know - but it seems to be NetworkManager related, because it affects other distributions as well.

kind regards

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answered 2012-01-19 14:34:44 -0500

On my notebook this happens when the wlan hardware switch is switched off.

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answered 2012-01-19 14:41:47 -0500

jpilldev gravatar image

What's the message when you startup the NetworkManager?

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answered 2012-01-19 15:08:28 -0500

Not really an answer, perhaps a work around. With some wireless cards I sometimes find wicd works when network manager does not.

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