Author: Steven Neiland
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One really nice addition to slackware is a new easy to use network management tool built into kde. Finally I can connect my laptop to a wireless network without having to remember arcane commands or copy long keys into config files.

Get NetworkManager started on boot

By default NetworkManager does not start at boot so lets fix this. To do this we just add the execute permission to the rc.networkmanager file. (You need to be root to do this)

chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager

Now when linux starts the networkmanager daemon will start as well.

Start Manually

To start the NetworkManager daemon manually run this command

/etc/rc.d/rc.networkmanager start

Connect to a wireless network

At this stage you can access networkmanager from the system tray on the kde desktop. Just click it to open and then click the network you want to connect to. You will be asked for the password and once supplied it will connect you.

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