NetworkManager - Why Doesn't nm-applet have a way of using WPA-PSK?

Benny Amorsen benny+usenet at
Wed Nov 21 15:46:08 UTC 2007

>>>>> "DW" == Dan Williams <dcbw at> writes:

DW> When connecting to an AP that's changed properties, the APs
DW> current properties should override the properties of the
DW> stored connection details. If they don't, it's a bug. But it's
DW> also true that changing the capabilities on the fly isn't as
DW> well tested as connecting to them in the first place, mainly
DW> because people connect to APs much more often than they switch
DW> their APs settings. So I call bug.

The workaround is to select "connect to different wireless network" in
the applet-menu. Then type in the network SSID, and pick the right

Not as smart as if NetworkManager detected the encryption switch on
its own, of course, but not a horrible workaround either.


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