Fwd: Issue : wireless networking "on-the-fly"

Guillaume Desmottes cass at skynet.be
Thu Feb 16 12:39:27 GMT 2006

Le mercredi 15 février 2006 à 17:33 +0100, Lionel Dricot (aka Ploum) a
écrit :
> 2) Places switching
> ( I'm not sure that this "bug" is a real bug or just an usability one.
> I heard once that I simply don't understand how to use this feature
> correctly. Giving that I never found anyone able to use it and that
> every laptop users (and ubuntu beginners) complain about this one, I
> suppose that I'm not entirely dumb. ) 
> Lionel has to switch very often between home and schoole. He decides
> to create two places in network admin. So he select "create a new
> place" (not sure, I'm using the french translation).
> Nothing happens. 
> Could he change the settings now ? He does...   Well, we admit that it
> works and the new place is correclty configured. (but, really, I don't
> remember I ever saw it working this way without trying 3 times,
> killing network-admin and waiting 3 days). 
> Lionel called the place "school".
> Lionel creates a new "home" place. He supposes (because there's no
> feedback) that now he can type the "home" settings. Suppose it works
> (scifi power). He's now in "home" settings. But He wants the school
> one. 
> He selects the school place. Nothing happens. The settings are still
> the old one.
> Oh, sorry, something happens !  DNS entries are deleted. (It happens
> very very often that Network-admin choose to delete your DNS
> settings) 

I can confirm this. The few times i tried to use places switching, the
same issues occured. (but not yet tested with latest version).


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