Speed test available network connections

Bug #1432008 reported by Daniel Fore on 2015-03-13
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Switchboard Network Plug

Bug Description

Scenario: I am at home where I have a fast connection called "Conejito". There is also a slow connection available "Xfinity Wifi". When I'm away from home, and I don't have a fast connection available to me, I will connect to "Xfinity Wifi" elsewhere.

Problem: Because I've previously connected to "Xfinity Wifi" and because I might connect to this SSID a lot (during my travels), the computer will sometimes prefer this connection at home instead of the faster "Conejito" connection.

Solution: We need to keep some kind of memory of the average speed of each SSID and even LTE vs Wifi or Wired and take this into account when connecting. We should always strive to put the user on the fastest available connection no matter which network interface or SSID that is.

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-03-13
Changed in elementaryos:
milestone: none → loki-beta1
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Sam Hewitt (snwh) on 2015-03-13
Changed in elementaryos:
status: New → Confirmed

The idea is good but the criteria shouldn't only rely on the fastest.
If a lot computers use the fastest medium it the speed will be slow. The remaining speed, the available bandwidth should be taken as the main criteria.

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-08-14
affects: elementaryos → switchboard-plug-networking
Changed in switchboard-plug-networking:
milestone: loki-beta1 → none
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