Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 150987
No connection strength showen
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:01 EST
Description of problem:
NM does't show connection strength
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
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
Created attachment 111944 [details]
Created attachment 111945 [details]
connection rate from mouse hover
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.
only the latest ipw2200 & ipw2100 drivers actually provide usable strength...
Can you try with one of those and see how it works?
drivers I am using
meter in sustem tray shows strength
but actual wireless network show none
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.