Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 459406
[enh] show mobile broadband signal strength
Last modified: 2010-05-13 14:02:07 EDT
Description of problem:
If you take your laptop online using mobile 3G broadband (Auto GSM Network in NetworkManager) then the signal strength is not displayed. It is displayed for wireless networks, but not for GSM networks
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Click on the NetworkManager icon in bottom left of desktop
2.Select "Auto GSM Connect" to connect to "mobile broadband"
3.Connect to the mobile broadband service
4.Note that you have an aerial icon, with signal strength not displayed
User is presented with an icon showing an aerial and no other information
Signal strength is displayed, as it is for wireless networks
which version of NetworkManager do you have installed?
NM does not pull signal strength from mobile broadband devices at this time. Some devices aren't capable of providing it, or provide it over proprietary interfaces. This is something that NM will attempt to do in the future however.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
do we have any updates on this?!
NetworkManager-0.7.996-4.git20091002.fc12.i686 is still missing the signal strength feature for GSM networks.
Fixed in F13+ and in updates-testing for F12.