RE: How to disconnect a broadband connection?

-----Original Message-----
From: gnome-shell-list-bounces gnome org [mailto:gnome-shell-list-bounces gnome org] On Behalf Of Milan Bouchet-Valat
Sent: 02 November 2011 10:46
To: Gabriel
Cc: gnome-shell-list gnome org
Subject: Re: How to disconnect a broadband connection?

Le mercredi 02 novembre 2011 à 00:06 +0100, Gabriel a écrit :
> Hi all,
> I connect my laptop to the internet at times using a broadband
> connection. I can't figure out how to disconnect the connection using
> the connection menu, I was expecting a "disconnect" option but didn't
> find it. I also noticed that I con't disconnect from any other type of
> connection, I have to turn it off apparently (which doesn't work for
> broadband by the way).
Well, if it doesn't work, please file a bug against your distro or the

I'll do that

> I think there should be a way to disconnect
> without having to switch it off, did I miss something??
Why would you want to disconnect without turning it off? Maybe that
switch only disconnect it?

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). Using the current way I would have to switch it off and on again (and it would probably try to re-connect automatically by doing that). Remember when you used a modem (broadband is emulating a modem), when you no longer wanted to be connected you disconnected from your provider, you didn't deactivate the modem/pull it out from your computer.

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