NetworkManager 1.1.90 Brings WiFi Powersave, Random MAC Addresses & More
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 19 January 2016 at 11:00 PM EST. 5 Comments
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GNOME developer Lubomir Rintel announced the release today of the NetworkManager 1.1.90 development snapshot in the road towards NetworkManager 1.2 for Linux network management.

This NetworkManager 1.1.90 release brings the recently talked about features of improved WiFi scanning and MAC address randomization when connecting to WiFi networks.

NetworkManager 1.2 is also bringing support for WiFi powersave, support for creation of more types of network software devices, improved route management code, refactored platform code, improved interoperability with other network management tools, support for configuring Ethernet Wake-On-LAN, command line utility improvements, and a ton of other enhancements over NetworkManager 1.0.x.

The complete list of the many exciting NetworkManager 1.2 changes can be found via today's NM 1.1.90 release announcement. NetworkManager 1.2 is shaping up to be a very exciting release and I look forward to its debut.
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