how to (dis)connect wifi quick?
  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Posts: 114 from 2017/8/6
    Is there a screenbar plugin or something to quickly change the network i'm in or at least an on/off toggle for wifi?

    I am using the network statistic screenbar thingy, but this one does not even recognise a lost in connection, neither does Wayfarer do. I disconnect now by disabling the wireless in the preferences, as there is no button to be found that disconnects to a connected wifi anywhere?

    Would be nice to have the network stats equipped with a button to connect/disconnect tho.

    [ Edited by amifrog 21.11.2020 - 17:54 ]
  • »21.11.20 - 16:33
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    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2191 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    WirelessManager takes Arexx commands, so you can do something like
    Code:
    rxcmd WLANMNGR.1 "reassociate"

    to force re-connection. Issuing 'netconfig autoconfig' in a shell may also do the trick.
  • »21.11.20 - 19:57
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Posts: 114 from 2017/8/6
    I don't nèed it to automaticly reconnect. I want to switch off the connection at my will.
    When i re-activate the wlan-device in preferences, it immediately shows the last wifi connection as green/connected. i don't like that. it should rather offer the known/detected wifi networks as available for me to connect to. There is only a forget button, i don't even know what to think of that, it doesn't make any sense as it probably finds the forgotten APs the next second again.
    And to repeat this again: the system doesn't seem to recognise a lost connection to the network/internet. It just waits til timeout but still don't know the reason.
  • »22.11.20 - 19:51
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    jacadcaps
    Posts: 2191 from 2003/3/5
    From: Canada
    Quote:

    I want to switch off the connection at my will.


    Then you can send a 'disconnect' to WLANMNGR.1.

    Quote:

    When i re-activate the wlan-device in preferences, it immediately shows the last wifi connection as green/connected. i don't like that. it should rather offer the known/detected wifi networks as available for me to connect to.


    I haven't seen a behaviour like that on any other OS and isn't how the underlying (Linux-ported) systems work.
  • »22.11.20 - 23:07
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  • ASiegel
    Posts: 1282 from 2003/2/15
    From: Central Europe
    Quote:

    jacadcaps wrote:
    Quote:

    When i re-activate the wlan-device in preferences, it immediately shows the last wifi connection as green/connected. i don't like that. it should rather offer the known/detected wifi networks as available for me to connect to.


    I haven't seen a behaviour like that on any other OS and isn't how the underlying (Linux-ported) systems work.

    Windows offers the option to "automatically connect to this network when in range" for every wi-fi network.

    In fact, MacOS offers an "auto-join" checkmark in its list of saved wi-fi networks as well.

    Also, Ubuntu offers a similar option.
  • »23.11.20 - 01:16
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  • Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Posts: 114 from 2017/8/6
    Yes, it is an option everywhere.
  • »23.11.20 - 15:04
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