#7480 BLOC 8.2.0 (: Need to 'reset' the network configurations - short term fix

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#7480: Need to 'reset' the network configurations - short term fix
   Reporter:  kimquirk  |       Owner:  erikg                  
       Type:  defect    |      Status:  assigned               
   Priority:  blocker   |   Milestone:  8.2.0 (was Update.2)   
  Component:  sugar     |     Version:  Update.1               
 Resolution:            |    Keywords:  8.2.0:? blocks:8.2.0 r-
Next_action:  code      |    Verified:  0                      
  Blockedby:            |    Blocking:                         

Comment(by erikg):

 Replying to [comment:24 cscott]:
 > Note that the root cause of this bug is different: nminfo.py assumes
 that all networks named 'linksys' are the same, and ignores the BSSID
 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSID).  Once you associate with one network
 named 'linksys' and use a password, you can not longer associate with any
 other network named 'linksys' with a different (or no) password.
 > The easiest solution is to make nminfo.py key off ESSID+BSSID, not just
 essid.  This errs conservatively if you're in a large institution with a
 legimate password-protected ESSID which spans multiple BSSIDs and
 reprompts for the password, but this seems much safer than the current
 > I'd prefer fixing this bug for 8.2 by keying off BSSID, which doesn't
 require adding new UI.

 This is a classic case of not understanding the problem before jumping in
 to fix it.  I am in error in that effort.  I wish I had come to understood
 this specific description of the problem sooner (all linksys routers being
 treated similarly because of the keying used in the networks.cfg).  It is
 not a good idea to implement a UI change to enact this.  I agree that we
 should change nminfo.py to reflect ESSID+BISSID instead of just ESSID.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/7480#comment:26>
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