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Bug 1125441 - NM doesn't integrate well with wi-fi with repeater
Summary: NM doesn't integrate well with wi-fi with repeater
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: 22
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lubomir Rintel
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-31 21:04 UTC by Zdenek Kabelac
Modified: 2016-07-19 11:59 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-07-19 11:59:09 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Zdenek Kabelac 2014-07-31 21:04:00 UTC
Description of problem:

Ok, I know it's not the best thing on the world to use WiFi repeaters, but NM seems to be far from perfect as well.

From my observation it looks when there is same SSID available on the same channel, it's not checking at all quality of signal and NM tries to use whatever goes first - se even when there is near repeater with full signal it pick the AP with much weaker signal quality.

I can select BSSID with the repeaters MAC address, however then laptop still tries to connect to the 'other' MAC.

Then I'm seeing occasional lose of connection and dialog query for WPA2 password - which the NM already knows (looks like it switching between MACs and not realizing it should use automatically same password?)

APs are both TP link devices.

I do not see similar behaviour on Android phones which seems to select
better MAC (though it may likely see the master AP as pretty weak signal hardly usable - while my laptop does far better job with larger built-in antena)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
I'll probably try to setup similar setup as is in my current apartment at home, bu basically network with 2 routers where one is AP, and other plain repeater should be about enough.

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual results:

Expected results:
System should completely hide any use of repeater - so the switch of MACs for the same SSID should be completely user invisible - without any DHCP reload...

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jaroslav Reznik 2015-03-03 16:10:26 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 22 development cycle.
Changing version to '22'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2015-08-18 14:59:50 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 11:59:09 UTC
Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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