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How to Disable Network Manager?

Planning to disable network manager but not sure how to do it? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. We will tell you all the steps you need to follow to disable network manager. Keep reading.

The network manager is a system service that operates invisibly. Simply put, it facilitates the establishment of fresh network links for users. The true value of this tool becomes apparent when setting up a wireless network or a VPN (i.e. VPN).

However, there are times when this service needs to be disabled, and today we will show you how. But before that lets learn more about network manager.

What is  Network Manager?

NetworkManager is a system network service that manages the various network devices and connections on your computer. It also makes an effort to maintain an active connection to the network whenever one is available. In addition to managing Ethernet, WiFi, mobile broadband (WWAN), and PPPoE devices, it offers VPN integration with a number of different providers of VPN services.

Steps to Disable Network Manager

Follow these steps to disable Network Manager:

  1. Login to SSH Screen with your root ID & Password.

(Window key + R)

  1. To check which are interfaces managed by NetworkManager.

# nmcli device status

  1. Stop the NetworkManager service:

# systemctl stop NetworkManager

  1. Disable the service permanently:

# systemctl disable NetworkManager


To accomplish more server-related work, you will need to disable the network manager service. However, the network manager could bring a great deal of convenience to regular, day-to-day use. We have high hopes that you were able to successfully disable the network manager by following the instructions provided in this brief tutorial. You are more than welcome to get in touch with us at any time if you have any inquiries or recommendations.