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I wanted to start my hotspot (using ap-hotspot). To enable it, you have to disconnect from the wireless network you're connected to.

This was no problem in Gnome 3.8's network manager, but I cannot find a similar functionallity in Gnome 3.10.

The only way I found to disconnect is clicking on "forget this network". Is there a way to just disconnect without forgetting all my settings?


$ gnome-control-center --version
gnome-control-center 3.10.1

Just in case somebody has an old control center but a new gnome shell. ;-)

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As the below GUI method was not valid for gnome-control-center 3.10. It is possible to use nmcli (command‐line tool for controlling NetworkManager)

nmcli d disconnect iface wlan0

  • d for device

  • disconnect command to disconnect network interface

  • iface wlan0 network interface name (Check from ifconfig -a or iwconfig)

otherway, using connection id:

nmcli c down id WiFiConn

  • c for connection

  • down command to drop connection

  • id WiFiConn name of connection as it was saved in NetworkManager (Check nmcli c).

Reference: man nmcli

This for gnome-control-center 3.6.3 (still used by Ubuntu 14.04). From Gnome indicator bar:

  1. Wi-Fi → WiFi Settings

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  2. Click on arrow to the right of current active connection

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  3. Disconnect

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