Can you set the priority of a wireless network if more than one networks are available?

Asked by Radu Moisa on 2012-09-11

Following scenario should be possible:

One wireless network is always available (regular wifi router).
Client running wicd automatically connects to this network.

Another wireless network becomes available (wifi hotspot on tablet).
Client switches to this network.
Currently i did not find a setting for this.

Wifi hotspot on tablet becomes inactive.
Client automatically switches back to regular wifi network.

Can this be possible by some wifi network priority setting in wicd?

Or at least can a connection be set as "preferred"?

Thank you!

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

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Radu Moisa (rmoisa) said : #2

I'm still curious about this possibility.
If you don't think it is possible, or can not be implemented, please let me know.
Thank you!

David Paleino (dpaleino) said : #3


it's not currently possible.

I think it could be a nice feature, but it would require some work to change the underlying structure of wicd (I'm thinking at the structure of config files, for example).

Please convert this question to a bugreport, if you wish: however, I don't think I'll find time for this feature during any 1.x release. Maybe with the rewrite of wicd ("2.0") -- which I'm not currently working on, though -- it will be taken into consideration.


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