[] WiFi indicator doesn't work when on VPN connection

asked 2017-02-10 09:22:27 +0300

eson gravatar image

updated 2017-02-27 20:53:49 +0300

Well, icon is there but no connection strength. At the time of screen shot my wifi connection was 52 dBm.

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After running this vpn thing for two weeks, I realize/think the "non working" WiFi indicator must be by design. WiFi Indicator off, means tunnel on. Indicator on, means tunnel off.

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does your VPN work? what settings do you use?

DarkTuring ( 2017-02-10 18:34:22 +0300 )edit

Yes it works perfect when manually configured. App crashed when trying to import config file.

I'm not sure all is needed (it was a bit confusing), but following settings made it work. I think some of them is not needed, as they are already set by OpenVPN configuration file, but I did not have the time to investigate further. Of course it also depend on your VPN provider.

First page:

  • Server address

  • Certificate Authority file

  • OpenVPN password file

Advanced page:

  • Protocol type

  • LZO Compression = yes

  • OpenVPN configuration file

  • Prevent caching credentials

  • Enforse remote certificate type = server

eson ( 2017-02-11 07:29:47 +0300 )edit

@eson: about your edit, I don't think it can be by design. The WiFi indicator should indicate the connection strength at all times.

nthn ( 2017-02-27 20:23:46 +0300 )edit

@nthn Well, if it really is a bug I must say it's a very useful one, because when WiFi indicator lights up, it's the only indication you'll get, when tunnel goes down. VPN indicator is still lit.

Do you think I should reopen this issue? Jolla has not shown any interest whatsoever.

eson ( 2017-02-27 20:50:31 +0300 )edit

I think so, yes. The VPN indicator should show the status of the tunnel, not the WiFi indicator. Not many bug reports get a reply by Jolla btw, it's mostly the ones they're already aware of.

nthn ( 2017-02-27 20:57:39 +0300 )edit