Ticket #7785 (new defect)
unreliable ethernet connection
|Reported by:||AlbertCahalan||Owned by:||dcbw|
|Component:||network manager||Version:||not specified|
|Action Needed:||never set||Verified:||no|
|Deployments affected:||8.2||Blocked By:|
(joyride 2241, from August 2008)
The laptop has a tendency to:
1. pick a bogus IP address
2. choose wireless, despite having a USB ethernet device
I wouldn't have plugged in an ethernet device just for decoration. Obviously I expect to use it. If I wanted wireless, I'd have not plugged in the ethernet device. If the laptop sees an ethernet device, then there is only one reasonable assumption: the user expects to use ethernet.
Picking a bogus IP address is never useful. It just gets in the way of getting a real one. I suspect that this happens when the DHCP server is slow to respond. Once I get the bogus address, there is no reasonable way to recover. I can cut power to the laptop, forcing things to start over, but that is not reasonable.