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AUR (en) - networkmanager-noscan

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Package Details: networkmanager-noscan 1.6.0-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur-dev.archlinux.org/networkmanager-noscan.git (read-only)
Package Base: networkmanager-noscan
Description: Network Management daemon with Wi-Fi scanning disabled when already connected (improves reliability of the connection in several Wireless cards)
Upstream URL: https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/NetworkManager
Licenses: GPL2, LGPL2.1
Conflicts: networkmanager
Provides: networkmanager
Replaces: networkmanager
Submitter: alejandro.perez
Maintainer: alejandro.perez
Last Packager: alejandro.perez
Votes: 13
Popularity: 1.832975
First Submitted: 2015-02-09 09:22
Last Updated: 2017-01-31 07:10

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alejandro.perez commented on 2017-02-03 18:51

I've filled a bug upstream. If anyone is interested on comment, please, do so.

rhssk commented on 2017-02-03 18:10

Unfortunately, yes. I tried vanilla 1.6, spikes still happen.

alejandro.perez commented on 2017-01-31 07:10

Updated to version 1.6.0. Does anyone know if this is still required? They might have fixed the bug, I don't really know...

alejandro.perez commented on 2016-12-20 18:01

Updated to version 1.4.4

alejandro.perez commented on 2016-08-08 18:53

updated to version 1.2.4. Please report any issue.

shijtin commented on 2016-07-15 13:14

Yep, just like the blog post says, it is not good for roaming. Unfortunately.

alejandro.perez commented on 2016-07-15 12:03

I didn't know about that solution. It is a good solution for home, but it is unconvenient for many other situations. E.g. I work at the University, and we have eduroam-based connection. That means that we have tens of APs with the same SSID. I want that when I'm sit on my desk scanning is not working. But I also want that when I move to a different room, the computer associates with a different BBSID, and still does not scan :)

You can find similar situations in public transports, city-wide connections, and hotels!

shijtin commented on 2016-07-15 11:56

I don't know if it is less or more convenient than this package depending on the situation, but there is an official way to prevent NM from scanning every 2 minutes once a particular WIFI connection is established.

You have to set the BSSID of the access point in the connection settings.


alejandro.perez commented on 2016-04-30 06:44

I had the hope that since they claim scanning has changed in this version, our problem was fixed in 1.2, but no :(.

Please, report any problem.

rhssk commented on 2016-03-06 07:25

Couldn't get it to work when trying what you suggested, so I just went with this:
I was sort of using this before, but without NM controlling the connection. That ended up sometimes messing up with my boot/shutdown times because the connection wasn't terminated properly. The above solution works well and it is my home PC anyways, so I don't mind setting it up for specific connection name.