NM scanning policy

Proposed change to NM scanning policy.

Context menu scan item: three states -- On, Auto, Off

On: NM's current policy which is to always scan but adjust the time between scans.

Auto (default): When a wired connection has been established, stop scanning (also consider powering down radio). As soon as a wired connection is not available, begin scanning. After a wireless connection has been made, stop scanning but start again if the signal strength falls below a threshold.

Off: Do not scan or stop all wireless devices and power down radios.

Justification: Scanning powers up the radio. When operationg on battery and connected by wire, scanning wastes power. Scans that take a long time can be disruptive.

Bill Moss
Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Clemson University

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