Wireless/802.11 (in)stability is visually reported to users

Registered by Dawning on 2010-05-18

Some wireless/802.11 environments are riddled with interference and other factors that make for poor connectivity. As it stands, in some cases an access point that appears to have a strong signal may provide intermittent and problematic connectivity.

To help end users observe this instability, the wireless icon in the Notification Area could use colors to express connections that have been observed (or not) as stable/unstable.

The stability colourization could, for example, appear as:
    Insufficient Data / Indeterminate -> Grey
    Very Stable -> Green
    Fairly Stable -> Yellow/Green
    Semi Stable -> Yellow
    Unstable -> Orange
    Complete Crap -> Red

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