GUI symbol for Wi-fi in 14.10 shows not connected even when connected

Bug #1352975 reported by Xvani on 2014-08-05
This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
network-manager (Ubuntu)
wifi-radar (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Using Ubuntu 14.10 alpha 2 with all updates. Clean install.
Network manager
Wifi-card: Intel Wireless 7260 (Rev 73)

The Wi-fi symbol in the top right corner does not indicate that it is connected to Wi-fi even when it is connected. (It shows a question mark instead)

Expected behavior is that it would show signal strength, or at the very least "make it grey" and remove the question mark.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.10
Package: network-manager
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-6.11-generic 3.16.0-rc7
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-6-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.14.5-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Tue Aug 5 17:42:57 2014
 # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-08-05 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Alpha amd64 (20140730)
 default via dev wlan0 proto static dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src metric 9
SourcePackage: network-manager
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
 Wired connection 1 8b6987c1-3f15-4b41-be88-ea9f5ae9eff6 802-3-ethernet 1407252000 ti. 05. aug. 2014 kl. 17.20 +0200 yes no /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Settings/1
 Diskokatt 5Ghz 6a2433b7-9e20-4c4a-9c9d-455fee3505ef 802-11-wireless 1407253201 ti. 05. aug. 2014 kl. 17.40 +0200 yes no /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Settings/0
 wlan0 802-11-wireless connected /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/1
 eth0 802-3-ethernet unavailable /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/Devices/0
 running connected enabled enabled enabled enabled disabled

Xvani (fredrile+launchpad) wrote :
Sean Robinson (seankrobinson) wrote :

I don't see where WiFi Radar is involved in this bug report. But, if you are trying to run WiFi Radar along with NetworkManager, that is likely the source of your problem. WR and NM do not play well together and should not be used at the same time. Pick whichever of the two you prefer and uninstall the other package.

Xvani (fredrile+launchpad) wrote :

I'm not sure which one it happened with. Whichever Ubuntu 14.10 came with :). I have not installed other network managers.

It's a graphical thing, as shown. Which packet should I put?


Confirmed on clean ubuntu gnome 14.10 install. Wifi radar is not involved!

Happens on two independent Wifi networks

Changed in wifi-radar (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

BTW, a question mark is also shown when using an ethernet connection through a USB adapter, so it's not just WIFI.

The question mark has disappeared; don't know what changed...

It appears most of the time... and SOMETIMES it shows the right symbol. This occurs for me on 2 different networks, always Wi-Fi. Lan is OK.

Ossi Hanhinen (hanhinen) wrote :

Confirmed on both an updated, and a clean Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 install.
Connected Wi-Fi shows a question mark in place of signal strength.

Thomas (thcourbon) wrote :

I'm also affected by this bug. I use a usb wifi adapter.

If there are complementary logs I can provides...

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in wifi-radar (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Artem (chirkin-art) wrote :

The same for me - question mark instead of connection strength.
Ubuntu 14.10, GNOME Shell 3.12.2, asus ux303ln.
iwlist scan shows the strength.

I'm having the same problem. No fix for this?

truant (launchpad-ninj4) wrote :

I'm getting this too, since upgrading from 14.04 (clean install) to 14.10.

truant (launchpad-ninj4) wrote :

Various sources online suggest this bug is fixed in Network Manager (Ubuntu is currently on but I haven't verified this myself. The bugzilla report in Gnome is closed for this reason.

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