On 8/20/07, Jesse Keating <jkeating@redhat.com> wrote:

I don't suspend when walking away because I don't want my wireless to
drop, I don't want to have to re-login to say t-mobile hot-spot,

Yeah, sigh...these wifi browser prompts completely destroy the user experience for so many applications.  My personal favorite is starting Firefox, clicking "Resume session" and getting 15 redirected login tabs.

Long term I hope we can figure out some way to make that suck less.  I don't have any good ideas right now about how to detect the situation initially.

That said though, maybe if we only suspend for say the time it takes to go to the bathroom (~2 minutes) it might not toss you back at that prompt.  I'm not sure how that works - if it authorizes your MAC address for X minutes or whether it's "DHCP request implies prompt".  In the latter case we might be able to fix NetworkManager to save its DHCP lease if it's within the lease time still and not do another request on unsuspend if it's the same network.