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1.3. Installing NetworkManager

NetworkManager is installed by default on Fedora. If necessary, to ensure that it is, run the following command as the root user:
~]# dnf install NetworkManager
For information on user privileges and gaining privileges, see the Fedora 25 System Administrator's Guide.

1.3.1. The NetworkManager Daemon

The NetworkManager daemon runs with root privileges and is, by default, configured to start up at boot time. You can determine whether the NetworkManager daemon is running by entering this command:
~]$ systemctl status NetworkManager
NetworkManager.service - Network Manager
   Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/NetworkManager.service; enabled)
   Active: active (running) since Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:50:04 +0100; 3 days ago
The systemctl status command will report NetworkManager as Active: inactive (dead) if the NetworkManager service is not running. To start it for the current session run the following command as the root user:
~]# systemctl start NetworkManager
Run the systemctl enable command to ensure that NetworkManager starts up every time the system boots:
~]# systemctl enable NetworkManager
For more information on starting, stopping and managing services, see the Fedora 25 System Administrator's Guide.