- From: Jason Mellein <mellein MIT EDU>
- To: networkmanager-list gnome org
- Subject: "Repair" function
- Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 11:08:41 -0400
Here @ mit we have wireless all over the place. Unfortunately when you
move your laptop (without shutting down) from one region (eg: a
building) to another (eg: another building), your adapter is under the
impression nothing has changed because the SSID remains the same. I
don't know the precise details of what changes but the connection no
longer works (even though the signal strength is strong & the adapter
thinks you're still good).
On the windows side, you just right click the connection & select
"repair". The adapter gets disabled & re-enabled & the connection is
reset. With NetworkManager there doesn't appear to be any such option.
What I had to do to avoid shutting down was
Unfortunately, since I run KDE, that dropped the icon from my system
tray. So while I was able to reconnect it was inconvenient to do so and
I lost my system tray icon.
SO. What I'm asking about is:
1) a "repair" function of sorts that is available by clicking on the
system tray icon
2) making NM available to the system tray as an "applet" so it's
possible to more reliably ( and transparently) add and remove it from
the system tray in KDE.
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