[Bug 780720] [NEW] Network Manager (Plasma Widget) - won't auto-connect in all cases

nukedathlonman 780720 at bugs.launchpad.net
Tue May 10 20:03:34 UTC 2011

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: plasma-widget-networkmanagement

I recently upgraded my router to a dual band one due to the heavy
proliferation of single band wireless networks in my apartment building.
I configured up the router and my Vostro accordingly, however, no matter
how I configure network manager, it will never-ever reconnect automatic
to any router or access point on 5Ghz band unless I explicitly click on
it (I have checked the settings, it is set to auto-connect).  It will
auto-connect to any network that's on a 2.4Ghz band.  I've checked this
behaviour against 5 networks, same problem in all cases.  I'm not sure
where the failure is, but I am confused as to why any portion of the
network manager would treat an access point operating on the 5Ghz band
any differently from an access point operating in the 2.4ghz band with
auto-connecting.  I would expect network manager to auto-connect to any
network that configured to auto-connect to, regardless of the band it's
using.  What happens is it will automatically connect to all 2.4Ghz
networks, but all 5Ghz networks I have to manually select the network to
connect to every time (I have been able to replicate this on 5

I'm running Kubuntu:

andrew at lappyiii:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description:    Ubuntu 11.04
Release:        11.04 
andrew at lappyiii:~$

** Affects: plasma-widget-networkmanagement (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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