A couple of observations

Hi, I am using NetworkManager with fedora rawhide.  Latest updates.
I've noticed 2 items that I am curious about.
First of all.  lspci shows:
Network controller: Intersil Corporation Prism 2.5 Wavelan chipset (rev
and dmseg shows:
wlan0: Hardware identity 8013:0000:0001:0000
wlan0: Station identity  001f:0009:0001:0004
wlan0: Firmware determined as Intersil 1.4.9

1) The gkrellm wireless plugin always seems to show the correct signal
strength, while the nm-applet does not.  For example, as I type, my
access point shows (gkrellm) 98%.  nm-applet -> 82%.  Then
[bpm]$ sudo iwconfig wlan0
wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"RunAway"  Nickname:"Prism  I"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point:
          Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   Sensitivity:1/3
          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:XXXXXXXXXXXXX   Security mode:open
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=82/92  Signal level=-7 dBm  Noise level=-144 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:71  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:2  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

[bpm]$ sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 00:02:2D:31:39:60
                    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
                    Signal level:55/153  Noise level:13/153
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:2 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:5.5 Mb/s
                    Bit Rate:11 Mb/s

So I am confused.

2) At work the WAP does not broadcast the ESSID.  nm-applet always comes
up with only the wireless in the nm-applet menu, no wireless device
found.  If I quit X11 and restart X11, it shows the wireless
capabilities.  At home, I broadcast the ESSID and nm-applet always has
the wireless capabilities available.

Just curious.

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