NetworkManager

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net-misc/networkmanager


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https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/NetworkManager

Summary: Universal network configuration daemon for laptops, desktops, servers and virtualization hosts

Use Flags

connection-sharing
Use net-dns/dnsmasq and net-firewall/iptables for connection sharing
consolekit
Use sys-auth/consolekit for session tracking
dhclient
Use dhclient from net-misc/dhcp for getting ip
dhcpcd
Use net-misc/dhcpcd for getting ip
json
Enable JSON validation via dev-libs/jansson in libnm.
modemmanager
Enable support for mobile broadband devices using net-misc/modemmanager
nss
Use dev-libs/nss for cryptography
ofono
Use net-misc/ofono for telephony support.
ppp
Enable support for mobile broadband and PPPoE connections using net-dialup/ppp
resolvconf
Use net-dns/openresolv for managing DNS information
teamd
Enable Teamd control support
wifi
Enable support for wifi and 802.1x security using net-wireless/wpa_supplicant
wext
Enable support for the deprecated Wext (Wireless Extensions) API; needed for some older drivers (e.g. ipw2200, ndiswrapper)

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NetworkManager

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NetworkManager is the de-facto network connection system for many Linux distributions. NetworkManager supports mobile phone, wireless, and wired connections. NetworkManager is intended to make configuring, and connecting easy.

Installation

Important

disable wicd, wpa_supplicant, net.ethX, & net.wlanX and dhcpcd prior to starting network manager.

To install, emerge networkmanager and add it to the default runlevel:

# emerge networkmanager
# rc-update add NetworkManager default
# rc

To list visible access points:

# nmcli dev wifi list
*  SSID                     MODE   CHAN  RATE       SIGNAL  BARS  SECURITY  
   derp1                    Infra  6     54 Mbit/s  30      ▂___  WPA2      
   derp2                    Infra  7     54 Mbit/s  29      ▂___  WPA2      
   derp3                    Infra  1     54 Mbit/s  27      ▂___  WPA1 WPA2 
*  connectedap              Infra  1     54 Mbit/s  52      ▂▄__  WPA1 WPA2

It is also possible to add WiFi access point login information from the command-line:

# nmtui

nmtui has a very nice console-based interface. Network configuration entries are stored in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections so that it will be remembered in the future.

Note

The following command will not work as long as you are in an install chroot environment. The reason for this is that nmtui will need to be booted into your new Funtoo Linux environment. So run this command after you have rebooted into Funtoo Linux.

Any users besides root will need to be added to the plugdev group to modify connections:

# gpasswd -a $USER plugdev
Note

If you're experiencing troubles, losing connection after a 45-second timeout with NetworkManager and dhcpcd, switch the dhcp backend to dhclient (net-misc/dhcp).

Gtk

Note

Sessions for users may need ck-launch-session in .xinitrc to use nm-applet, or have sessions launched from a display manager.

# emerge nm-applet

Kde

# emerge plasma-nm

MAC spoofing

NetworkManager supports spoofing MAC addresses out of the box. Supply an arbitrary MAC address to the cloned address field.