Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 425772
Networkmanager should have "rescan"-button
Last modified: 2008-04-23 13:24:08 EDT
Description of problem:
There should be a button in the network list to manually trigger a rescan of
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
I second this request and like to add some details. It never picks up a new
network unless I restart the NetworkManager daemon manually from commandline.
The big problem seems to be when the wifi card is enabled AFTER NetworkManager
is started. This is the normal case for a laptop, as nm is started at bootup,
but one enables the card only much later when needed.
This is with NetworkManager-0.7.0-0.6.7.svn3204.fc8.
The scan algorithm in 0.6.6 available from F7 updates has been tweaked to be
more responsive. Please test and see if that works better for you. But it's
expected that an AP that you've just turned on will take some time (30s or so)
to show up in the list.
If it is the same as with 0.6.6-1, its much better, but not perfect. It would
still be nice with a manual "rescan" button - very usefull if you just picked up
the laptop and went to another place in the building (where somebody is waiting
for you and your internet connection, and maybe even the network coverage is
So: Better, but I still want a manual button somehow.
Ok, you may want it, but there's not ever going to be one... :(
Why? Is it a political descission, like gnome opening every folder in a new
window (something that is really, really annoying - I think i have shown about
30-50 people now how to change it, and they have are all been very gratefull for
getting rid of the stupid "open folder, close the parent, open next folder,
close the parent" interface - which is extremely bothering when you have deep
Where can I find more info on this desscision?