Improve UX when Wi-Fi is not working
- Add in the installation instructions a quick check to see if Wi-Fi is working. And if not point to the known issues page and Wi-Fi dongles that work.
- Have a notification about this Wi-Fi adapter not working in Tails? But don’t ask every time (Feature #10553)
- When going to Wi-Fi section in Tails parameter have something saying “You Wi-Fi adpater doesn’t work in Tails, go here for more info….”. It would affect Debian as well.
- intrigeri can help where to send feature requests and bug reports.
|Bug #11683: Improve installation instructions when Wi-Fi is not working (especially on macOS)||Resolved||
|Feature #15131: Identify USB Wi-Fi adapters that are easily available and work with Tails||Resolved||
|Bug #16260: Notification on MAC spoofing failure is truncated||Confirmed||
|Feature #16707: MAC spoofing failure notification should mention the name of the interface||Confirmed||
|Feature #16987: Document USB tethering||Confirmed||cbrownstein||
|Related to Tails - Feature #14544: Spend software developer time on smallish UX improvements||In Progress||2018-08-31|
|Related to Tails - Bug #11941: "Network card disabled" notification lacks the name of the network card||Confirmed||2016-11-17|
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|Related to Tails - Feature #8061: Customize "Proxy is refusing connections" error messages in Tor Browser and remove the "Tor is not ready" popup||Confirmed||2014-10-11|
|Blocked by Tails - Feature #10553: Add "Don't ask me again" option to notifications where appropriate||Confirmed||2015-11-16|
#26 Updated by sajolida 2019-12-11 17:34:54
- File wi-fi-unavailable.png added
I created 2 issues on NetworkManager that would improve the UX of connecting to a Wi-Fi network though they are not directly related to Wi-Fi not working:
When no Wi-Fi interface is available, either because there is none or because it doesn’t work in Tails, we could display “Wi-Fi Unavailable…” instead of “Wi-Fi Not Connected”. Choosing this menu entry could open our documentation.
When MAC Spoofing fails, instead of displaying notifications we could display the same “Wi-Fi Unavailable…” submenu. Clicking on it could either open our doc or display a custom dialog explaining a bit more (cf. Feature #16707). Given that MAC Spoofing failures are extremely rare, I think that it’s a good idea to reuse the same widget.
Depending on how complicated this would be to implement, we could either wait until I test this during paper prototyping sessions (none in sight right now) or implement it in Tails and see it in action during usability testing sessions on software at a later occasion.