Jan. 18th, 2006

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I'd tangled with NetworkManager before, so when I saw that a new version had finally landed in Ubuntu, I wasn't expecting much. On the other hand, though, the state of Linux wireless has been so bad that I didn't really have anything to lose by trying it, so I apt-get install network-manager.

The Damn Thing Just Works.

It's unbelievably creepy. It started, I ran nm-applet, and it stuck a nice little icon in my notification area. I picked my apartment's wireless network from the list, entered my WEP key when it prompted me, and all of a sudden, I had connectivity. It worked perfectly across suspend-to-disk and suspend-to-RAM. It picked up both WEP networks in at home in New Jersey and the unencrypted network at school, and worked flawlessly with all of them.

I'm really, really impressed. And kinda scared.

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