Bug ID: 369069
Summary: [RFE] Change how a new wireless connection is
Currently, connecting to a new WiFi network can be done in 2 ways: by clicking
on it in the applet list, or by entering its SSID and details in the editor
When connecting via the applet, user optoinally needs to provide passwords, and
the defaults are used:
- real MAC
- autoconnect every time the network is visible
As a result, KDE will help the user disseminate their MAC address to everyone
they ever connected, which is not necessary a reasonable default.
In addition, these defaults can become annoying in the public space scenario:
lots of networks with captive portals (or misconfigured in other ways) and poor
After the user tries several networks and can't get through the captive
portals, all those useless networks are saved and will connect automatically.
Eventually, the user finds a network that works. Whenever this connection gets
dropped (poor connectivity), one of the broken networks will be connected to.
As a result, the user gets little indication that anything changed, but there's
no connectivity any longer, and the user had to manually reconnect.
Setting the default to "do not reconnect" does not inconvenience the user more
Perhaps a better default would be "only reconnect to the same SSID".
I assume a "trusted" network to always connect to is a home network - selecting
a new one would be a rare event, and therefore a small inconvenience compared
to the two above factors.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to a network
2. Change the network settings
3. Reconnect to network
Connected with new settings
Expected workflow: First (have an option to) configure, then connect.
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