[ltp] Re: spotty wireless with t520 w/Intel wifi and xubuntu 13.04

Steven J. Owens linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 03:55:19 +0000

On Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at 01:38:32PM +0100, Richard Neill wrote:
> On 26/10/13 06:06, Michael Livshin wrote:
> >According to my experience, it's NetworkManager.
> If you don't like network manager, it's possible to uninstall it
> entirely. It should anyway ignore any already-configured networks.
> In Debian/Ubuntu, edit:  /etc/network/interfaces and add:
> auto wlan0
> iface wlan0 inet dhcp
>     wpa-ssid YOUR-SSID-HERE
>     wpa-psk YOUR-PASSWORD-HERE
> Then just ifup/ifdown wlan0.
> wpa-supplicant will keep this network up for weeks at a time, if it can.
> It gets a bit more complicated when moving around between networks
> though. HTH,

     Yeah, I did that for a while and things worked like a charm.

     Then I started moving between networks and it was too much hassle
figuring out where NetworkManager was storing my network
usernames/passwords and figuring out how to make all of them work with
this approach.  This was a couple versions of ubuntu ago and at that
time I wasn't having a serious problem, I just didn't like
NetworkManager, so I just reverted to using NetworkManager.

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