Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 493512
nm-applet - connect to hidden networks does not show all of the configured connections
Last modified: 2009-04-09 11:51:54 EDT
Description of problem:
nm-applet - connect to hidden network - does not display all networks.
it only displays 6 of the 9 networks I have put in.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click nm-applet - choose connnect to hidden networks
2.In new window - click on 'Connection'
3. A drop down list appears showing list of networks
The list shows only 6 of the 9 networks
Shoould show all of them
are any of those 3 connections that don't show up locked to a specific MAC address?
Indeed they (the missing ones) all are locked to a MAC - I do note that some of the ones that do show up are also MAC locked.
Thank you for your help.
Yeah, the list will only show connections that are relevant for the specific adapter you've selected; if you only have one wifi card then the adapter combo will be hidden. If any of the ones that do show up are MAC-locked and the MAC is *not* that of your wifi device, then that's a bug. Otherwise I think it's expected behavior. Let me know if that's the case so we can reopen the bug.
Wait - I am clearly confused. I assumed, presumably incorrectly, that the MAC field was the MAC of the AP - perhaps for that I should use BSSID.
If the MAC field is supposed to be MAC of my adaptor (i have 1 wifi, and 1 wired) then I have been using it wrongly - and some of the entries with AP MAC addresses in the MAC field indeed show up in the list.
Is this correct:
MAC field = mac of my own adaptor
BSSID = mac of AP i wish to connect to
This stuff is hard to find good docs for ..
thanks for your help.
(In reply to comment #4)
> Wait - I am clearly confused. I assumed, presumably incorrectly, that the MAC
> field was the MAC of the AP - perhaps for that I should use BSSID.
> If the MAC field is supposed to be MAC of my adaptor (i have 1 wifi, and 1
> wired) then I have been using it wrongly - and some of the entries with AP MAC
> addresses in the MAC field indeed show up in the list.
> Is this correct:
> MAC field = mac of my own adaptor
> BSSID = mac of AP i wish to connect to
Yes. Note that not all drivers respect a locked BSSID, so your mileage may vary depending on the driver.
Ok good - so it is a surprise that any of the AP MAC's I put in showed up in the list as they would not match the MAC of my hardware (which is Intel 4965).
Perhaps that is a bug rather than the missing ones which should not. I will change the MAC's to use BSSID.
Confirming that with the MAC's in BSSID I no longer have any missing ones.
Thanks for your help.