nm-applet shows multiple interfaces under the same name

Bug #1216271 reported by cheater on 2013-08-24
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network-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Currently, nm-applet uses the model name of the wifi interface to identify it. This means that if you have two of the same adapter, nm-applet will show them both under the same name. This is confusing.

Expected behaviour: show different names.

Not expected behaviour: Please don't name them sequentially (Atheros ZZ-Q1n 1, Atheros ZZ-Q1n 2, Atheros ZZ-Q1n 3).

Suggestion: If you see that there are multiple interfaces with the same name, add the interface dev to the name. For example: Atheros AAAaa-112b, Atheros AB-444 (wlan3), Atheros AB-444 (wlan4), Broadcom XY-123, Zumba MN-0PQr.

This bug applies to the menu I get when clicking on the network widget in the gnome bar, to the dialog I get when I select "connect to hidden wi-fi network", and various others.

I am on Ubuntu 13.04, but I don't imagine it's ever worked differently.

$ NetworkManager --version

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