Bug 1411543 - Switch off PCI wifi disables USB wifi
Summary: Switch off PCI wifi disables USB wifi
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: 25
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lubomir Rintel
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-01-09 23:26 UTC by Peter Dickinson
Modified: 2017-12-12 10:09 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-12-12 10:09:30 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Peter Dickinson 2017-01-09 23:26:45 UTC
Description of problem:

Internal PCI wifi adapter working on laptop.  Insert USB wifi dongle, switch off internal PCI wifi using either hardware switch or menu, disables all wifi.

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

Fedora 25

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use internal PCI wifi
2. Plug in USB wifi dongle
3. Switch off internal wifi hardware or from menu
4. Disables all wifi ( PCI & USB wifi sources )

Actual results:

No connections available

Expected results:

One working USB wifi dongle

Additional info:

I have strange behaviour using wifi which I was trying a second wifi dongle to rectify the problem.  wifi on my internal wifi is iky on fedora 25. works for a longer period if I open a terminal and ping constantly to keep it active.

Comment 1 Thomas Haller 2017-01-10 10:08:03 UTC
sounds like you are using gnome-shell, and the turn-off-wifi button disables Wi-Fi radio (rfkill), thus disabling Wi-Fi entirely.

Comment 2 Peter Dickinson 2017-01-12 20:08:04 UTC
Sorry, yes I'm using gnome-shell.  What I am expecting is when disabling one device ( toggle on/off ), the others stay active.  Also, I can trigger this behaviour by switching off the internal PCI wireless device using a hardware switch so not only relating to gnome-shell.

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