Replacing network-offline (old version 2xmonitor) with NM wlan 0% signal strength icon

Andrew Barbaccia andrew.barbaccia at
Tue Mar 17 13:50:55 UTC 2009

> The challenge that we're facing is:
> - we have at least 3 types of network connections that should be
> represented by the appropriate icon:
> 1. Wireless
> 2. Wired
> 3. 3G
> Each of these has potentially 4 different states:
> - card present, but switched off
> - card present, but no connection
> - connecting
> - connection established (w/various signal strenghts for wireless and 3G)
> any help/suggestions are most welcome.

Here are my suggestions:

- The "connecting" icon is the same swirling circles for all connection
- The connection strength for wireless and 3G could be the current "bars"
icon but with a 3G bubble in the corner. If that's too small  then possibly
different color bars would be sufficient?

I believe that "switched off" is a subset of "no connection", so I would use
something like this:
- Empty bars icon with a slash through it. When the user clicks to connect
to a network, it should show: "Wireless radio switched off" or "No wireless
connections found" or a list of available networks to connect to.

I think it would be useful for the community to voice a few sets of options
so Mat can discuss with OEMs and maybe present a solution that works for

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