Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 470477
NetworkManager doesn't automatically connect to wired network
Last modified: 2009-11-12 16:07:49 EST
Description of problem:
1. if connected to wifi network (default not selected by user) NM doesn't switch to wired network automatically..
2. if no networks are available and wired network is plugged in no automatic connection is set
both with iwl3945-firmware
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
NM-0.7.0-0.11 x86_64 not tested on i386
Steps to Reproduce:
1.no networks available
2.plug in wired network
1. connected to default wireless network
2. plug in network cable
no automatic switch to wired network
it was Lenovo X61 and after my second look to the problem I have found out that it works well but only if you created wired network profile before
That iwl3945 driver was mentioned just in case it has some connection to it but it has not..
I suggest to create some default profile for wired connection because then NM is able to connect automatically and also switch from the unselected wireless to wired one
additional info: automatic connection is made if and only if the flag ONBOOT in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 is set to "yes"
Yeah, that's expected; ONBOOT is used as the 'autoconnect' flag.