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I am using Ubuntu 10.04 with gnome and nowadays I am facing some internet connection problems (cause of my ISP).

I am noticing that, the Gnome Network manager applet doesn't instantly react to the connection status, as opposite to M$ Windows' network manager (or whatever its name) that do instantly react to connection changes!

Is it a know bug? And how can I get it solved?

Thanks.

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What reaction do you expect appart from an info popup? – matthias krull Jul 31 '10 at 17:11

Is it a bug? Good question. Do you want your OS to generate a bunch of network activity polling the internet only to find that 99.9999% of the time it's still there?

Or do you prefer messages constantly popping up telling you that "Your connection is UP/DOWN..." even when you're not using the internet and theres nothing you can (apparently) do about it anyway.

If you prefer the latter I guess you could write your own polling applet - you don't need Gnome's.

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Is that how windows network manager behaves (i.e. annoy users with messages of network status)? – Tshepang Apr 20 '11 at 11:30

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