Netcfg Profile Page
The Profiles window allows you to manage multiple networking
profiles. This is especially useful for mobile computers such as laptops.
If your computer will always be connected to the same network through the
same interfaces, you can ignore this page and go straight to one of
The profiles list shows you a list of standard profiles stored on disk.
(If you have not defined any profiles yet, this list will be empty.)
When you select a profile, its values are loaded into netcfg and may
be modified on one of the other pages. If no profile is selected, netcfg
edits the current system properties.
When you select a profile, you may make it active by pressing the
Operations you can do in the profiles window are:
- Activate -- copy current settings to the system files, and
optionally apply them.
- New -- Create a new profile. The new profile will start
out as a clone of the currently selected profile if any, or of the
current system settings otherwise.
- Delete -- Delete the currently selected profile.
The Netcfg menu contains the following items:
- Activate -- Same as the activate button.
- Save -- Save changes made to the currently-selected profile,
if any, or to the system files if no profile selected.
- Save As -- Save current settings to a new profile
- Revert -- Re-read current profile, abandoning any changes