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Connection Sharing


Connection sharing allows to easily set up an ad-hoc network on a machine with a network connection and a spare wireless card.


  • Name: DanWilliams

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 10
  • Last updated: 2008-06-04
  • Percentage of completion: 50%

Detailed Description

nm-applet has had a "Create New Wireless Network" menuitem for a long time, but it has never been functional. This feature is about making it work.

Dan will fill in technical details here...

Benefit to Fedora

Connection sharing is very useful in any place where you find many networks and only a limited number of network connections, such as conferences.


This feature requires changes to nm-applet and maybe NetworkManager.

Test Plan

Have two laptops, one with a network connection and a spare wireless card, and another one. Set up a shared connection on the first laptop, and verify that you can connect to it from the other laptop, and browse the web.

Repeat this test with different wireless security settings, and also with different operating systems on the second laptop.

User Experience

User enjoys an even better wireless networking experience.


Contingency Plan

Leave the existing Connection Sharing UI in nm-applet nonfunctional.


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