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NetworkManager 0.7.1 Brings Linux Network Love

Red Hat

Published on 16 April 2009 09:03 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Red Hat
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It has been in the works for a while, but Red Hat has finally released the NetworkManager 0.7.1 update. This point update to the wonderful NetworkManager 0.7.0 brings support for more mobile broadband devices and mobile phones, works with more WiFi and wired network devices, compatibility fixes, reduced wake-ups to conserve power, WiFi strength corrections, Bluetooth improvements, support for custom IPv4 settings with mobile broadband devices, and various other fixes too.

The NetworkManager 0.7.1 release can be downloaded off GNOME.org. The change-log with the important fixes can be read about on Dan Williams' blog (Red Hat's lead NetworkManager engineer). Just last month we talked about mobile broadband improvements coming to NetworkManager and the creation of ModemManager for handling more of the phone-specific connectivity support.

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