Where can I get the KWiFiManager to stop popping up on reboot?
Depending on the version you are using, there are two possibilities:
- in older versions, clicking on "X" will only minimise the app to the system tray, and stay there persistently between sessions. To actually shut it down you must open the main GUI and end it with "File"->"Quit".
- newer versions have an option under "Settings", which is named "Stay in system tray on close". You must simply unset this.
Is there a possibility to make the NIC log into whatever network it finds, regardless of its name (SSID)?
Sure. In the Control Center module, type "any" as the network name. This is a reserved word that tells the NIC to do exactly that.
KWiFiManager doesn't detect my wireless LAN card. Can you please help me fix this problem?
KWiFiManager depends on a working operating system driver. In most cases, if it does not see any card this is because there is no working driver in the Linux kernel. It is the job of the distribution (or, if you are technologically savvy: your job) to make the operating system aware of the wireless NIC.
Of course, you may have encountered a bug in KWiFiManager. To check if the problem is indeed only a KWiFiManager one simply issue the command "iwconfig" as root user. If there is an output for your card similar to the following:
wlan0 IEEE 802.11b+ ESSID:"somenetwork" Nickname:"nick”
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: 00:0A:67:A7:28:31 Bit Rate:1 Mb/s Tx-Power=18 dBm Sensitivity=187/255
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off
Link Quality=80/100 Signal level=72/100 Noise level=0/100
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:5 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
then the wireless NIC works, and if KWiFiManager doesn't get that it is a bug. If the output is empty ("no wireless extensions") then the problem has nothing to do with KWiFiManager and you should contact google, related mailing lists/forums or your distributor (my suggestion: in that order) to get a working driver.