almost desperate with wireless
I've tried all the distros (obviously it's the network manager i think) and i have the following probs:
1)I have 3-4 open wireless nets in my neighbour from friends etc and one of them is pretty neat. I can connect to it from windows but when I try from the network manager I get two things:
first of all it needs to try to connect 5-6 times in order to achieve the connection and when it does, i have normal internet from terminal (ping lynx etc) but not from browsers or gnome in general. If i ping the address first from the terminal, I can see the address from mozilla too. Isn't this weird?
Also from the router i can see me in the dhcp clients but not with a valid hostname. But i have specifically set a hostname from admin->network devices in gnome.
I have a valid ip address according to the ifconfig and iwconfig looks normal too.
2)I would also like to know how can i ban a network so that network mnager won't connect to it automatically?
thanks in advance