Dual Wifi NICs - No double connection


I noticed a bug using two Wifi connections. Only one WLAN interface can connect to the same hotspot, while the second one does not connect when clicking on the same SSID.

I can connect to two different hotspots without problems, just not the same ones. When clicking on the same SSID, nothing happens. The Wifi password is shown correctly when unhidden, just it does not make an attempt to connect.


I would think that NetworkManager blocks this for obvious reasons - you’d have 2 devices really close together broadcasting on the same frequencies - it would just deteriorate signal dramatically.

Having two mobile phones next to each other deteriorate nothing …