Re: Ad-Hoc networks again

On Thu, 2006-05-11 at 15:55 -0400, Robert Love wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-05-11 at 14:44 -0400, Darren Albers wrote:
> > I know this has come up in the past but I can't remember if anything
> > was ever decided on it, but I have been traveling a lot lately and
> > while in airports I have mistakenly tried to connect to misconfigured
> > laptops running in ad-hoc mode that has carried over the SSID from
> > somewhere else (This happens to windows users who have their system
> > configured to connect to any available AP).  Was anything ever decided
> > on if Ad-hoc networks were going to be marked or hidden in the UI? 

Yup; we need to do this.  _And_ we need to make NM connect to
Managed/Infrastructure networks of a particular SSID before connecting
to an AdHoc network of the same SSID.  Right now both have equal weight
and that's wrong.

> > It is not a big deal, just a minor annoyance since I can use iwlist or
> > kismet to see which ones are real access points.
> > 
> > Other than this Network-Manager has been rock solid for me!
> I (and I suspect Mr Williams, as well) would be totally happy to get a
> patch that somehow distinguished Ad-Hoc networks in the UI.
> It just needs to be stetic.  We probably need new icons.

stetic == good :)

> It can be handled in the same way we do secure networks now, with a
> different icon.
> 	Robert Love
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