Broadband Connection

Asked by Ђорђе Васиљевић on 2010-10-24

Hello,

I am having a problem with Broadband (Wireless) connection.
Everytime I install Ubuntu, Wireless Network is shown on GNOME panel, like it should be.
Since Ubuntu does not support Broadband Connection with username and password, at least I think it does not, I have used a Terminal to set it up: http://fingergeek.blogspot.com/2009/04/setting-up-broadband-connection-on.html

Everything works fine until I turn off my computer. Next time I turn it on, Wireless Network icon disappears.
I tried an option "New Panel" to add it on, but I cannot find it. I also tried to see if Wireless Network is selected in a startup list, and it is. I do not know what is the problem here. I meant to mark it as a bug, but I was not sure.

Thank you in advance.

Question information

If you press ALT+F2 and run:
nm-applet

Does the item show?

Unfortunately, no.

gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/panel && killall gnome-panel

Try that to reset the panels to defaults

Best Sam_ (and-sam) said : #4

> does not support Broadband Connection with username and password

It does for this user using the DSL tab in network manager.
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/129251

When the setup isn't made through network manager it might not manage it.
http://ubuntuguide.net/fix-network-connection-icon-disappear-on-top-right-panel
Added bug report incl. workarounds.

In case a follow-up issue could be networking doesn't restart after editing nm-settings.
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/130070

Which Ubuntu, 10.10? Try package indicator-network (universe).
Verify there is a notification area (in case add to panel).
Verify that indicators are installed.
http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?suite=default&section=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=indicator

> It does for this user using the DSL tab in network manager.
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/129251

It does not for me. I mean, what should I type in the Service field? I think it does not make any difference.

> When the setup isn't made through network manager it might not manage it.
http://ubuntuguide.net/fix-network-connection-icon-disappear-on-top-right-panel

This link helped me a lot. Everything is just fine now. I hope this problem will not occur again.
Thank you guys for helping!

Thanks Sam, that solved my question.