[network-admin] Network Settings sets wireless as "active" but it isn't

Bug #47608 reported by towsonu2003
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Won't Fix
gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

To replicate:
1. Open System > Administration > Network Settings
2. Choose an unencrypted wireless around hoping dhclient will fail to get an ip
3. Hit "Activate"
4. When getting an ip fails / times out, the "activating interface" popup dissapears and in the appropriate "network settings" info box shows it as if wireless is connected.

What should happen:
1. same
2. same
3. same
4. popup should dissapear, tell the user that the interface could not be activated, and "network settings" part for wlan0 / eth1 should read "interface not active"

Why a bug:
User will not understand why s/he cannot access internet unless s/he checks manually with ifconfig / iwconfig.

Revision history for this message
Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote : Re: [Dapper] Network Settings sets wireless as "active" but it isn't

Thanks for your bug report. Which version of gnome-sytem-tools do you use? Do you have the same problem in Edgy?

Changed in meta-gnome2:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
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towsonu2003 (towsonu2003) wrote : Re: [Dapper] [network-admin] Network Settings sets wireless as "active" but it isn't

I'm using a Dapper up-to-date, with gnome-system-tools 2.14.0-0ubuntu11. I will not be able to test this on edgy (production machine, can't really touch it), but I think it should be trivial to test for anyone out there.

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thanks for your bug. I've forwarded it upstream: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=363104
(Listing the version of the distribution you use to the description is enough, no need to mark it to the bug title)

Changed in gnome-system-tools:
status: Needs Info → Confirmed
Changed in gst:
status: Unknown → Unconfirmed
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Clive Darra (osde8info) wrote :

network admin on ed/x/ubuntu 6.06 has all these issues

i have to use WIFI-RADAR instead !

Changed in gst:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in gst:
status: New → Won't Fix
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