Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139771
NMI: inconsistent signal strength reporting
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
Description of problem:
NMI's tooltip and notification icon show my connection strength to a
WEPped net at 100%. The popup menu shows me at 0%. The net is working;
I'm sending this report over it.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 106924 [details]
screenshot of popup menu
Yep, this sucks. What driver? Its really a mess right now, each
driver is slightly different. However, I've started trying to get a
handle on what each driver does for quality and how to work around them.
i'm using the default/included prism54 drivers and with the latest
networkmanager (0.3.3-1.cvs20050202.3.1) it's now reporting a signal strength of
~15% where it should be 100%.
Unfortunately, the prism54 driver is actually quite broken with respect to
signal quality and that's the part that needs to get fixed. It doesn't conform
to the Wireless Extensions API. Specifically, its signal quality calculation is
wrong, it doesn't give max quality, and it doesn't return correct signal levels
either. I plan to take a shot at fixing it in the near future, but that's a
kernel bug and not NetworkManager...
dcbw, then shouldn't this bug be reassigned to kernel? unfortunately i
have no way to test this anymore :(