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Does anybody know how to disable the “Connect Automatically” feature in Network Connections\Wired\Auto eth0\Edit from the command line (Ubuntu 10.04)?

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Can you just disable these devices until needed?

That you can do from command line.

ifconfig interface down
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In this case, interface would be eth0. And when you want it to connect: ifconfig eth0 up –  marcusw May 12 '10 at 18:08
bryan, that's not what I'm asking. If I did that, I would get disconnected immediately. I don't want that. I just want to avoid connecting automatically after I disconnect, using line commands. I should add the if I uncheck 'Connect Automatically' starting from Network Connections and then 'Wired\Auto eth0\Edit', I do not get disconnected immediately, but I do if I right-click on the Internet connection icon and start from Edit Connections... –  user36988 May 12 '10 at 19:57

As I recall, all you have to do is sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces and "comment out" the eth0.

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