Bug 160727 - NetworkManager panel icon says connection is to 'Unknown'
NetworkManager panel icon says connection is to 'Unknown'
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2005-06-16 17:46 EDT by Nick Lamb
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-11-05 16:02:50 EST
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Description Nick Lamb 2005-06-16 17:46:11 EDT
Description of problem:

NetworkManager tooltip shows...
Wireless network connection to '(unknown)' (100%)

I am connected to ECS-WLAN which I picked from a list, in fact I'm writing this
bug report over the resulting link, so it's definitely working. But
NetworkManager's panel icon describes it as "unknown", in FC3 it said "ECS-WLAN".

The pop-up/ drop-down menu doesn't show a bullet next to ECS-WLAN any more either.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
NetworkManager-0.4-15.cvs20050404, NetworkManager-gnome-0.4-15.cvs20050404

iwconfig shows...

wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"ECS-WLAN"  Nickname:"ipw2100"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: 00:07:85:B4:08:A3   
          Bit Rate=11 Mb/s   Tx-Power:off   
          Retry:on   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=100/100  Signal level=-43 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:56   Missed beacon:0

So the OS still knows this is ECS-WLAN (and indeed, how could it not, without
this information it can't associate to the AP).
Comment 1 Christian Iseli 2007-01-19 19:54:13 EST
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?

Comment 2 Nick Lamb 2007-11-05 16:02:50 EST
I am the original reporter.

Seems to be fixed in Fedora 7 which I'm running here. So marking resolved
WORKSFORME. Please change this if there is a better resolution for bugs that are
now fixed but the fix isn't specifically known.

I still occasionally see some NetworkManager problems but not this one. If the
problems recur in Fedora 8 after it is released, then I will report them against
that product.

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