In What Way Is External Backend "Slower"?

Asked by johny why on 2015-07-30

hi

preferences panel say the "external" backend is "slower".

meaning, slower web-browsing?
slower scanning for available connections?
slower just to make initial connection?
something else?

thx

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Best Dan O'Reilly (oreilldf) said : #1

The external backend runs actual Linux CLI tools to do everything - iwlist, iwconfig, ifconfig ,etc. That's more heavyweight than the other backend, which tries to use actual programming APIs where possible. So by "slower", it means actual management operations (e.g. connect to this network) and network monitoring operations are a bit slower and more resource intensive. It shouldn't have any affect on the speed of your internet connection itself, though.

johny why (johnywhy) said : #2

Thx!