Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 469558
Wireless is enabled but NetworkManager thinks it is disabled on resume since it was disabled before suspending
Last modified: 2008-11-17 14:04:34 EST
Description of problem:
If I disable Wireless using NetworkManager, and then suspend my system, On resume NetworkManager still thinks that wireless is disabled, but my wireless light is on and it is working. But it should be still disabled.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right click on NetworkManager applet's icon and uncheck Enable Wireless. It should turn off wireless (it turns off my wireless's light)
2. Suspend the system
3. Resume the system. You'll see that network manager applet still thinks that wireless is disabled. But my wireless light turns on after resume.
After resume, my wireless card is active.
It should be still inactive after resume
Maybe it is a kernel bug :(
NetworkManager sets the device "down", which means that wifi traffic will not be sent or received, and the card is not associated with an access point. Acutally turning the device off requires HAL rfkill support (which is what NM would use to disable the wireless if it was there).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 471435 ***