Re: How to disconnect a broadband connection?

Milan Bouchet-Valat <nalimilan@...> writes:

> Le mercredi 02 novembre 2011 à 10:17 +0000, Gabriel Rossetti a écrit :
> > Because it's not the same thing, disconnecting it (and the wifi, etc)
> > means "I no longer want to use the connection", switching it off means
> > "I want to deactivate the broadband card, wifi card, etc", it's like
> > the hardware switch on laptops but controlled via software. If you
> > take the wifi example, I may no longer want to be connected to a
> > network but still want to use my wifi card (with kismet for example).
> When I disconnect from WiFi, I expect the computer to be smart enough to
> turn off the (now useless) card automatically, to save power. People
> wouldn't like getting a shorter battery life because of a device that
> isn't currently used.
> The fact that you can want to disconnect and use software to do wireless
> sniffing is really a hacker problem that the default design shouldn't
> aim at. Hackers are clued enough to find another way to disconnect the
> WiFi without turning the card off (using nm-cli for example).

My scenario is that I (mistakenly) clicked on a wireless network (a neighbor of
mine) that I do not have access to. Since I cannot find a way to disconnect or
remove the auto-connect for that network, periodically I get dialogs in my face
telling me to enter the authentication key (which I don't have).

This seems as a design flaw, or am I missing something?

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