Bug 150987 - No connection strength showen
No connection strength showen
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2005-03-13 10:54 EST by jim
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-16 15:58:37 EDT
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NM running (39.89 KB, image/png)
2005-03-13 10:54 EST, jim
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connection rate from mouse hover (31.97 KB, image/png)
2005-03-13 10:55 EST, jim
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Description jim 2005-03-13 10:54:44 EST
Description of problem:
NM does't show connection strength

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.run NetworkManagerInfo
Actual results:

Expected results:
show signal strength

Additional info: When mouse hovers NM  shows % connection  if you click NM to
show the list of networks when first connecting or after a connection has been
made, doesn't show the connection strength in the bar. See image below
Comment 1 jim 2005-03-13 10:54:44 EST
Created attachment 111944 [details]
NM running
Comment 2 jim 2005-03-13 10:55:35 EST
Created attachment 111945 [details]
connection rate from mouse hover
Comment 3 Rene Rask 2005-03-25 04:50:52 EST
Confirming this bug.
Hardware: IBM X40, ipw2200 wireless.

The problem occurred after updating from release 0.3.3-1.cvs20050119 to
0.3.4-1.1.0 in fedora core 3.

I think this was working on an atheros based wireless card I was trying to get
working the other day. I do remember thinking "hey, it shows signal strengt with
this card", and I think it was before I tried downgrading NM to get around the
"F... you. your dhcp server is sending on a wrong udp port" message.
Comment 4 Dan Williams 2005-05-05 15:36:23 EDT
only the latest ipw2200 & ipw2100 drivers actually provide usable strength... 
Can you try with one of those and see how it works?
Comment 5 jim 2005-05-05 17:38:14 EDT
drivers I am using

meter in sustem tray shows strength 
but actual wireless network show none 
Comment 6 Dan Williams 2005-05-16 15:58:37 EDT
Yeah, the scanning code that does strength is different than the code that gets
the _current_ connection strength.  This is a driver issue in ipw2200, and may
already be fixed with later versions of the driver...

I'm fairly sure ipw2200-1.0.3 will work.

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