10.0 Using NetworkManager
NetworkManager is the ideal solution for laptops and other portable computers. With
NetworkManager, you do not need to worry about configuring network interfaces and
switching between wired or wireless networks when you are moving. NetworkManager can
automatically connect to known wireless networks. It can also manage
several network connections in parallel, the fastest connection is then
used as default. Furthermore, you can switch between available networks
manually and manage your network connection using an applet or widget in
the system tray.
On laptop computers, NetworkManager is active by default. However it can be at any
time activated or deactivated using YaST as described in
Section 10.2, Enabling NetworkManager.