[maemo-users] network priority and autoreconnect (OS2008)

From: Jonathan Greene atmasphere at atmasphere.net
Date: Thu Jan 17 21:24:38 EET 2008
I posted about this exact same issue as it's how the iPhone works and
one of the very cool features of that device.


In the comments is a link to the roadmap wishlist -
http://maemo.org/community/wiki/roadmapwishlist/ where I also added it
formally but have not heard anything since then.

On Jan 17, 2008 1:34 PM, Joshua Layne <joshua at willowisp.net> wrote:
> I am wondering if this is even possible, but is there a way to set up
> priorities (as in wpa_supplicant.conf, for example) for the different
> networking connections (including tethered BT)?  I am getting really sick
> of having to manually reconnect each connection.
> My personal setup:
> Home network: visible SSID, WPA-PSK, reconnects automatically
> Work network: hidden SSID, WPA-PEAP/MS-CHAPv2, does not reconnect
> automatically
> Phone network: HSDPA via BT (AT&T), does not connect automatically
> The biggest problem for me is that if I am connected to my phone (say, on
> my commute...) it keeps the phone connection even if the Home wireless
> network is available.  Same is true of the work network, although the work
> network never autoconnects.  The real problem here is it drains my phone
> battery unnecessarily when a WLAN is available.
> I have no problem editing configuration files by hand, but is this even
> possible?  It is really a source of irritation for me.
> I also would rather not _ever_ be prompted to set up a new network - I will
> browse for one when I want to add something to my preferred network list.
> Any help greatly appreciated.
> Rgds,
> Josh
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