Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125834
automatic access point autodetection and configuration loading
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:46:07 EDT
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Description of problem:
One of the problems I have been confronted with is the constant
requirement to access configuration tools in order to change the
wireless configuration. Now, several cards' drivers implement AP
scanning (which can be used by iwlist scan).
I think that either a init script or an applet (or both) should
provide users with the possibility to reconfigure the wireless network
"on the fly" if the connection to an AP fails in some way.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot a laptop with configured wireless
2. move out of the AP range (and in the range of another AP)
Actual Results: network access fails and the user is required to
manually select the alternative wireless setting.
Expected Results: A notification about exceeding the signal range of
the original AP should be made visibleto the user and a scan (if
available) should be triggered.
It sounds to me like NetworkManager, which is included in FC3, is designed to do
this. If you "service network stop" and "service NetworkManager start" as root
and then run NetworkManagerInfo, you should get the desired applet.
Correct; this isn't going to be added to the scripts outside of NM anytime soon.