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[Bug 397332] NetworkManager-kde does not represent connection correctly & doesn' t show an output of iwlist [interface] scanning
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  • Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2008 07:24:03 -0600 (MDT)
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User hschaa@xxxxxxxxxx added comment

--- Comment #4 from Helmut Schaa <hschaa@xxxxxxxxxx> 2008-06-05 07:24:03 MDT
(In reply to comment #3 from Ben Kevan)
When connected to ethernet (eth0 on my machine) it should show the ethernet
When connected to wireless (wlan0 on my machine) it should show a wireless
connection with signal strength
When not connected then it can show the green little globe (although something
more "Network" centric would be a good idea).

NetworkManager tries to maintain a connection for every device in the system in
parallel. Therefore it might happen that you have a wireless and a wired
connection at the same time. The default route should be on the wired device.

In which situation did KNM show the wrong icon?

No, but I do often visit places with wireless broadcasts that I don't know the
essid etc. It should show up in the list under NetworkManager, but it doesn't.
Only networks I define will show up, but how can I define something I don't
know about?

Creating a new connection should show the list of available networks. They
simply do not show up in the context menu anymore.

So this requires a sudo /usr/sbin/iwlist wlan0 scanning (which most people
wouldn't know to do).

Agreed. The user should never have to run iwlist.

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