Bug 155552 - NetworkManager does not allow connecting to wired network
NetworkManager does not allow connecting to wired network
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Blocks: FC4Target
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Reported: 2005-04-21 08:15 EDT by Christian Schaller
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-01-13 15:15:40 EST
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Description Christian Schaller 2005-04-21 08:15:34 EDT
If I run network manager I am not allowed to choose the wired network from the
list. Only way to get NetworkManager to connect to the wired network is to
choose to stop all wireless devices by right clicking on the docklet. I think it
would be more natural to make wired network just another option.
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2005-05-05 15:07:58 EDT
Hmm, it should be an option.  Is the menu item grayed out completely?

The only way it would be grayed out is if NetworkManager thinks the wired card
can do carrier detection, but it doesn't think any cable is plugged in.  It uses
netlink sockets for its carrier detection messaging, so if the driver doesn't
support netif_carrier_on/netif_carrier_off(), then you're out of luck...

Can you post the output of "ethtool" and "mii-tool" for your wired card?

Comment 2 Christian Schaller 2005-05-13 12:42:12 EDT
It is not greyed out. I tested some more today and if I connect the wired
network to the laptop is now automatically switch to that. But if I switch to a
wireless network then try to choose the 'Wired Network' at the top of the list
again nothing happens. (If I unconnect the ethernet then reconnect it again it
switches automatically over again.)

Output of requested tools below (when connected with ethernet cable)

[root@wildsrc ~]# ethtool eth0
Settings for eth0:
        Supported ports: [ MII ]
        Supported link modes:   10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
                                100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
        Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
        Advertised link modes:  1000baseT/Full
        Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
        Speed: 100Mb/s
        Duplex: Full
        Port: Twisted Pair
        PHYAD: 1
        Transceiver: internal
        Auto-negotiation: on
        Current message level: 0x000000ff (255)
        Link detected: yes

[root@wildsrc ~]# mii-tool eth0
eth0: negotiated 100baseTx-FD flow-control, link ok

Comment 3 Dan Williams 2005-05-16 15:52:27 EDT
Can you post the contents of /var/log/messages from right before you manually
choose "wired network" when you are currently on wireless?
Comment 4 John Thacker 2007-01-13 15:15:40 EST
(This is a mass update of bugs which have been in the NEEDINFO state unmodified
for over a year and have not been confirmed for a still supported version of
Fedora Core.)

Closing per lack of response to previous request for information.
This bug was originally filed against a much earlier version of Fedora
Core, and significant changes have taken place since the last version
for which this bug is confirmed.

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