Re: [PATCH] device: prefer wifi over wwan by default

Le 22. 07. 15 17:56, Dan Williams a écrit :
On Wed, 2015-07-22 at 10:53 +0200, Lubomir Rintel wrote:
On Tue, 2015-07-21 at 11:37 +0200, Tore Anderson wrote:
This makes wifi preferred to wwan (the modem and bluetooth device
to be specific) by default, so that users that care about being
connected at all times can keep both enabled with auto-connect. As
is usually unmetered and often faster than wwan, it makes sense to
prefer it. This is also how pretty much every smart-phone in the
behaves, so it aligns better with user expectations too.
  src/devices/nm-device.c | 8 ++++----
  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/devices/nm-device.c b/src/devices/nm-device.c
index eba15a3..332182a 100644
--- a/src/devices/nm-device.c
+++ b/src/devices/nm-device.c
@@ -721,14 +721,14 @@ nm_device_get_priority (NMDevice *self)
                return 400;
                return 425;
-       case NM_DEVICE_TYPE_MODEM:
-               return 450;
-       case NM_DEVICE_TYPE_BT:
-               return 550;
        case NM_DEVICE_TYPE_WIFI:
                return 600;
                return 650;
+       case NM_DEVICE_TYPE_MODEM:
+               return 700;
+       case NM_DEVICE_TYPE_BT:
+               return 750;
                return 950;

Thank you. Applied to master & 1.0 stable branch.
I'm OK with this too, though the original idea was that more
"intentional" connections would be preferred.  eg, WWAN is a lot less
automatic than WiFi, and often costs you more money, thus if you
activate a WWAN device you probably want to use it...

Hi Dan,

As a user I have to disagree with your doubt on this welcome change.

While WiFi at least imply that the user select an SSID, there exists SIM cards that are delivered configured to not require a PIN code or a APN password from the user. This make the cellular modem connection even 'less intentional' than a WiFi connection from a user point of view. Still the cellular modem is far more costly than the WiFi, so it's logic to select the WiFi over the cellular modem by default.

As a traveler, I alway want to select the WiFi over the cellular modem even if the cellular modem is fully configured, to obviously avoid a much as possible the cellular modem roaming cost when a nearby WiFI provides a good enough internet access.

Can't understand why it was not the default from the beginning.



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