Re: How many SSIDs can be listed?

On Tue, 2008-03-11 at 13:09 -0400, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> Benoit Boissinot wrote:
> > On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 2:08 PM, Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> wrote:
> >   
> >>  0.6.x also combines APs with the same SSID in the UI.  0.7 splits them
> >>  out at the NetworkManager layer, while the applet combines APs that are
> >>  similar based on more than just SSID (SSID, security settings, band,
> >>  channel).
> >>     
> > Does that mean that with 0.7, you can choose to connect to a 802.11a
> > network instead of a b/g network (with the same SSID and security
> > settings) ?
> 'traditionally' you do that by limiting what channels you scan for the 
> AP for an SSID.
> Here at the IETF and next week at the IEEE 802 meeting, the practice is 
> to run different SSIDs for the different channel groups...
> How would the information be presented to the user in the UI?

In 0.6.x, APs are grouped on SSID in both NM itself and the applet.

In 0.7.x, NM exports will internally combine APs that have the same
SSID, BSSID, security, and channel.  The applet will futher combine
(though only for display in the menu, not operationally) APs that share
the same SSID, BSSID, security, and band.


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