Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#288 closed System Defect (invalid)

Wireless Network Configuration

Reported by: DangerouslyPassive Owned by: kris
Priority: minor Milestone: 8.0
Component: System Tool Version: 8.0
Keywords: Wireless Network Configuration Ellipsis Cc: trac-bugs@…


When adding a wireless network to the network list, if the SSID is too long, it is truncated in the list and an ellipsis is added. This will not let you connect properly.

Sorry, i'm new to BSD and don't know the terms to better explain it. Basically, when i scanned for a network using the utility, my network came up, but the SSID is longer than the field. So when added to the list of networks, it was added with an ellipsis. This confused the hell out of me for the longest time. I'm sure there's a simple fix to this in the utility. It worked after i edited it in the list and put the full name.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by kris

  • Owner set to kris

Well that is odd, since our code should be getting the full name from ifconfig.

Can you run this command, and send the output over? (Run it when in range of your long ssid AP)

# ifconfig -v wlan0 list scan

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by kris

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing for now. If you can provide "ifconfig" output suggested, please let us know. I'm betting its a problem with "ifconfig" shortening the SSID name.

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