captive network assist shows up when ethernet is connected [$50]

Bug #1459903 reported by si on 2015-05-29
This bug affects 15 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Captive Portal Assistant
Fix Released
The Lemon Man

Bug Description

I've noticed that the captive network assist shows up whenever Ethernet is disconnected and reconnected

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Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-07-09
Changed in capnet-assist:
milestone: none → loki-beta1
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :
summary: - captive network assist shows up when ethernet is connected
+ captive network assist shows up when ethernet is connected [$50]
tags: added: bounty
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-08-02
Changed in capnet-assist:
status: New → Incomplete
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Keith Bailey (kbailey4444) wrote :

I'm able to reproduce this issue by connecting an Ethernet cable, and then disconnecting as soon as the "Connected" notification appears. I can also cause captive network assist to incorrectly appear by connecting to a WiFi network, and disconnecting as soon as the notification appears. What appears to happen is that the NetworkManager up event is triggered, which causes an attempt to connect to the internet. If the connection fails, captive network assist appears, assuming the user needs to login to a captive portal to connect. Between the up event and trying to connect to the internet, the connection goes down. This unexpected event causes captive network assist to appear in error.

Viko Adi Rahmawan (vikoadi) wrote :

Is your Ehternet isn't sharing connection to the global network? if so this branch should fix the bug

ethanay (ethan-y-us) wrote :

Here's my experience with it:

A window pops up now after every resume from suspend, before the computer has a time to re-establish an internet connection. It says:

> Unable to load page
> Problem occurred while loading the URL
> Cannot resolve hostname (

It has a "try again" button, and when I click that button after re-establishing an internet connection, the window goes away.

Another instance pops up every time I turn off the internet connection and re-establish it. If, after I establish an internet connection, I click "try again" on any window, then the box goes away until my next resume from suspend.

The window pops up just as I'm establishing a network connection, but doesn't actually wait to see if the connection was successful. So it seems like it's "jumping the gun" a bit and needs to move a bit further down the queue, aka, give it a little patience for the hardware to actually establish the connection!

This behavior is new as of one of the latest updates.

Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2015-09-16
Changed in capnet-assist:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Corentin Noël (tintou) on 2015-10-23
Changed in capnet-assist:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → The Lemon Man (lemonboy)
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-10-25
Changed in capnet-assist:
milestone: loki-beta1 → loki-alpha1
Rene Arts (renearts) wrote :

Could it be related that whenever I login on a (open)vpn connection the captive portal is shown? It then displays a completely blank window which just hangs immediately (probably as there isn't anything to display...)

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2016-08-15
Changed in capnet-assist:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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