How to fix Ubuntu unlock wireless/Gnome keyring issues

Even if you manage to get wireless/wifi working fine in Ubuntu, one annoying issue (if you have auto login set) will be that the ‘Gnome keyring’ will keep prompting you for a password every time you login or wake from hibernation - so that it could connect to my Wi-Fi network.

The solution is simple but one you shouldn’t have to worry about:

  • Right click the Network Manager icon in your panel
  • Select Edit Connections, and switch to the Wireless tab
  • Select the connection you want to work with and click the Edit button
  • Check the boxes for Connect Automatically and Available to all users.

Justin Kelly

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