Opened 6 years ago

Closed 12 months ago

#10001 closed bug (fixed)

wifi UI issues with multiple identical SSIDs

Reported by: jstressman Owned by: nobody
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Network & Internet/Wireless Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All

Description (last modified by diver)

In our house we have 2 wireless access points, one in the basement and one on the second floor, to provide coverage for the whole house. By default these are both set to the same SSID.

Connecting to the access point down here seems to work fine. I click on the SSID that shows the stronger signal and it goes through and says it's connected. But when I'd click on the network icon in the deskbar, it would show me connected to the wrong one. The one I did NOT click on.

clicking on the network icon shows me connected to the wrong access point. Not the one I actually clicked on.

But when I actually opened Network Preferences and click on the Network drop down to list the available access points, it would show me connected to the correct one.

opening network preferences and clicking the network drop down shows me connected to the correct SSID.

The upstairs one shows the weaker signal, and the downstairs the stronger... in both images. So you can see the two disagreeing on which WAP I'm connected to.

This is the package management nightly r20130920_7cf0e76

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ssid1.png (15.4 KB) - added by jstressman 6 years ago.
clicking on the network icon shows me connected to the wrong access point. Not the one I actually clicked on.
ssid2.png (26.6 KB) - added by jstressman 6 years ago.
opening network preferences and clicking the network drop down shows me connected to the correct SSID.

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Change History (13)

Changed 6 years ago by jstressman

Attachment: ssid1.png added

clicking on the network icon shows me connected to the wrong access point. Not the one I actually clicked on.

Changed 6 years ago by jstressman

Attachment: ssid2.png added

opening network preferences and clicking the network drop down shows me connected to the correct SSID.

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by diver

Description: modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by korli

Out of curiosity, you do really have two marvell ethernet devices in your computer?

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by jstressman

Yes.

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P6T_DeluxeOC_Palm/#specifications

Dual Gigabit LAN controllers 2*Marvell88E8056® PCIe Gigabit LAN controller featuring AI NET2

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by kallisti5

Version: R1/Package ManagementR1/Development

while this is in the pm branch, it likely isn't cause by pm. Lets move to the development branch for now.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by axeld

The Network preferences application shows the wrong one; you are actually connected to the weaker one. So there are two bugs:

  • The preferences application shows the wrong one (it only uses the name to determine the associated networks)
  • The NetworkStatus application correctly determines the associated network by network address, but connects to a network by name only.

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by axeld

Status: newin-progress

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by axeld

The bug in NetworkStatus is fixed in hrev46108.

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by axeld

Resolution: fixed
Status: in-progressclosed

The rest was a bit more involved, but should be fixed with hrev46110. Please test; unfortunately, I could not test my changes at all...

comment:9 Changed 6 years ago by axeld

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

Sorry, I messed up the second part (ie. the Network preferences application). I will try to come up with a working solution (that also makes sense) in the next few days/weeks/years.

comment:10 Changed 2 years ago by axeld

Owner: changed from axeld to nobody
Status: reopenedassigned

comment:11 Changed 12 months ago by waddlesplash

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

And we are now using the new network preflet.

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