Bug 22515 - when switcing between APs (SSIDs), net_applet often displays the wrong AP/SSID
Summary: when switcing between APs (SSIDs), net_applet often displays the wrong AP/SSID
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mageia
Classification: Unclassified
Component: RPM Packages (show other bugs)
Version: Cauldron
Hardware: All Linux
Priority: Normal normal
Target Milestone: Mageia 8
Assignee: Mageia tools maintainers
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-02-03 20:46 CET by Pierre Fortin
Modified: 2021-07-17 03:05 CEST (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:
Source RPM: drakx-net-2.51-1.mga8.src.rpm
Status comment:

screenshot showing bug (134.18 KB, image/png)
2018-07-26 15:15 CEST, Pierre Fortin
screen shot of problem (33.33 KB, image/jpeg)
2019-04-05 21:15 CEST, Pierre Fortin
What I'm implementing (79.72 KB, image/jpeg)
2021-06-29 21:00 CEST, Pierre Fortin
No WiFi connection yet (195.15 KB, image/jpeg)
2021-06-29 21:01 CEST, Pierre Fortin
Before making the connection (197.94 KB, image/jpeg)
2021-06-29 21:02 CEST, Pierre Fortin
Upon establishing the connection (157.91 KB, image/jpeg)
2021-06-29 21:02 CEST, Pierre Fortin
After the connection is established (151.94 KB, image/jpeg)
2021-06-29 21:03 CEST, Pierre Fortin

Description Pierre Fortin 2018-02-03 20:46:37 CET
Description of problem:
when switcing between APs (SSIDs), net_applet often displays the wrong AP/SSID.  It does eventually correct itself; but haven't timed that.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: guessing about 25% of the time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. switch between available APs/SSIDs
2. watch the network-up popup; or hover over the net_applet icon
Marja Van Waes 2018-02-04 12:14:23 CET

Assignee: bugsquad => mageiatools
CC: (none) => marja11
Source RPM: (none) => drakx-net

Comment 1 Pierre Fortin 2018-07-26 15:15:41 CEST
Created attachment 10290 [details]
screenshot showing bug

1. Network Monitor shows ESSID = HotWings
2. 'iwlist scan' does not contain G5_6529
3. G5_6529 (cellphone tethering) was last used ~9 hours earlier
Comment 2 Pierre Fortin 2019-04-05 21:15:48 CEST
Created attachment 10907 [details]
screen shot of problem

This bug persists.  NetApplet still showing temporary SSID from new DSL modem.  This bug is in the Tooltip only -- other displays are correct.
Comment 3 Aurelien Oudelet 2020-08-16 22:58:27 CEST
Does this still present in Mageia 7 or Cauldron ?

CC: (none) => ouaurelien

Comment 4 Herman Viaene 2020-08-26 12:22:47 CEST
Yes, on M7 I every now and then notice this when there is a radar alarm on my router. The wifi is cut off and starts automatically after a while, but the applet remains showing "Not connected" for some time.
I am not running M8 much, so the situation has not occured yet.

CC: (none) => herman.viaene

Aurelien Oudelet 2020-08-26 12:28:02 CEST

Target Milestone: --- => Mageia 8
Source RPM: drakx-net => drakx-net-2.51-1.mga8.src.rpm
Version: 6 => Cauldron

Comment 5 Pierre Fortin 2021-06-29 21:00:01 CEST
UPDATE:  After suffering huge losses due to lightning following all my Cat5/6 wiring and destroying LOTS of hardware; I am moving to WiFi in the hopes of avoiding future major losses due to hardwired ethernet.

Attaching various images which illustrate how the WiFi system is easily confused:

1: What I'm implementing

(the following screenshots are from a 2.4GHz-only laptop with freshly installed Mageia 8)

2. No WiFi connection -- this was after many attempts at resolving WiFi issues and connecting to a number of APs (note the list of APs in the Konsole).

3. Before connecting -- shows SSIDs BothWings and Office as available

4. Upon connecting -- note how the SSID changes from BothWings to Wings (a different AP in the router), while net_applet shows connecting to SC which is not even powered on at this moment. 

5. After connecting -- I'm apparently connected to Wings, yet net_applet still claims SC...
Comment 6 Pierre Fortin 2021-06-29 21:00:53 CEST
Created attachment 12826 [details]
What I'm implementing
Comment 7 Pierre Fortin 2021-06-29 21:01:41 CEST
Created attachment 12827 [details]
No WiFi connection yet
Comment 8 Pierre Fortin 2021-06-29 21:02:16 CEST
Created attachment 12828 [details]
Before making the connection
Comment 9 Pierre Fortin 2021-06-29 21:02:49 CEST
Created attachment 12829 [details]
Upon establishing the connection
Comment 10 Pierre Fortin 2021-06-29 21:03:21 CEST
Created attachment 12830 [details]
After the connection is established
Comment 11 Pierre Fortin 2021-07-17 03:05:27 CEST
Currently, on my main laptop, net_applet displays SSID=YellowOak belonging to a network I was connected to a WEEK ago, and which is 35 miles away... Yet, it's connected to SSID=HotWings/5GHz:

$ iwconfig wlp3s0
wlp3s0    IEEE 802.11  ESSID:"HotWings"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:5.5 GHz  Access Point: E8:9F:80:1A:CD:E2   
          Bit Rate=702 Mb/s   Tx-Power=22 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:on
          Link Quality=68/70  Signal level=-42 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:5938   Missed beacon:0

Network Center, Network Monitor & Wireless Networks each display the correct active SSID; only the tooltip appears to be wrong.

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