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



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

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

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

root # gpasswd -a $USER plugdev

If you're experiencing troubles, loosing connection after a 45-second timeout with NetworkManager and dhcpcd, consider moving to dhclient (net-misc/dhcp) - NetworkManager is designed for use with dhclient and have less (~0) problems with it.




as of right now 17:52, April 12, 2015 (UTC) nmtui's not suitable for wifi configurations because it will not save pass phrases

root # nmtui

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

root # emerge nm-applet
root # emerge plasma-nm

command line

To list visible access points:

root # 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

To set a wpa pre shared key passphrase:

root # nmcli con modify derp1 wifi-sec.key-mgmt wpa-psk
root # nmcli con modify derp1 wifi-sec.psk yourpassphrase