Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1545713
Request periodic scans while WiFi list is open
Last modified: 2018-05-17 10:39:45 EDT
Description of problem:
In RHEL 7.5 Snapshot 3, if the Gnome control center is opened on the WiFi Tab, and stays there, the list of available networks is not shown after some time, and on the current connected wifi network is shown.
based on https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=767918
NM upstream would like to reduce periodic scanning, and that means that clients should start implementing scan requests themselves while their wifi lists are open if they use that model. Similar to how the Windows and macOS WiFi lists update themselves when they are open.
Once enough clients have been updated (eg, nm-applet, gnome-shell, KDE, geoclue, etc) we can reduce periodic scanning in NM itself.
This needs to be added also to Gnome control center.
Please make sure this is included into RHEL 7.5, as it impacts users trying to connect to Wifi networks.
The requirement is new due to NetworkManager 1.10 being used which includes the following change:
* Background scanning is now disabled for non-WPA-Enterprise Wi-Fi networks.
Could we at least scan when we open the Wifi panel? Isn't this doable for 7.5? It's really embarassing to turn off/on wifi to see available networks.
Set Blocker flag to + per request from tpelka
Built in control-center-3.26.2-8.el7
Working well, thanks!!
OK I find out that for me it was caused by autoconnect. Autoconnect on RedHat (with always ask password) actually cause that no other networks are visible in the list. Filed another bz - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1548000
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
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