network icon disappeared after installing wifi
I've recently managed to setup my wireless card using ndiswrapper on Mandrake Linux 10.1 Official.
Unfortunately,I seem to have lost my network icon in the tray when I made the transition from network cable to wifi.
The icon is really quite useful in allowing to connect/disconnect from the net as well as monitoring my internet speeds.
I've heard of third party programs that does the same thing (probably better), with the likes of Kwifi.
But despite the dangers of sounding whimsical :oops:, I'd really like to know how I could activate/deactivate the icon.
I've currently got "start on boot" ticked for the wifi, unfortunately, although the card does load on startup, I can't connect to the net until I explicitly use the "Connect Ethernet" button in KMenu -> System -> Configuration -> Configure your computer -> Network -> Monitor connections. Which is a really long winded way of getting it done.
I'd really appreciate some help on this matter.
Re: network icon disappeared after installing wifi
What I've done with a similar problem is to put a link to /usr/sbin/net_monitor in my menu (using the application menu applet in MCC > System).
Originally Posted by linuxa
Those directions are correct for LE2005, but MCC seems to have been rearranged since 10.1, so if you're using a different version, you may need to have a look round.
This should make it a little quicker, at least, and interestingly you don't need root privelidges (sp?) to access that particular applet
Hope this helps