Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1025064
NM seems to struggle moving from a hidden SSID to a open SSID
Last modified: 2015-06-29 08:46:25 EDT
Description of problem:
I have a hidden SSID at work, and an open one at home. I move my laptop from one location to another under suspend (rather than turning it off)
When I move from home to work, my laptop connects to the hidden one without any difficulties.
When I move from work to home, my laptop keeps trying to connect to the hidden one, and the Select Network Dialog shows that the hidden network still exists and is available at home. Even after connecting to the open SSID at home, the Select Network Dialog shows the Hidden SSID from work (which is some 7 kms away from home).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Each time I come one.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to hidden SSID at work (this happens automatically now that NM knows about the hotspot.)
2. Suspend laptop by shutting lid
3. Go home and open lid, resuming laptop
The gnome network indicator at the top right thinks that it's still connected to the hidden SSID. After a while it realized that it isn't and then tries to find a network. It appears that it still thinks the hidden SSID network exists and tries to connect to it again.
The NM connects to the available network each time you resume from a suspend.
This was a problem early in F19, but has been resloved (I didn't file a bug report last time, but presumably someone did) and has reappeared again in F20.
This is still a problem for me, with an up-to-date Fedora 20 (beta).
Each time I come home from work it fails to connect to my open network (still looking for the hidden network at work)
When I go to work, it finds the hidden network finds and switches to using it.
Forgot to include the current version:
Okay we're up to version 1:0.9.9.0-30.git20131003.fc20 and this is still an issue.
This is a regression from previous versions of NetworkManager and it's infuriating to find that NM just continues to try to connect to a wireless connection that isn't even available in the area when another usable one does.
Is more information needed on this, or is this just being ignored?
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