#4805 HIGH Never A: OLPC laptops interfering with other 802.11b/g traffic

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Sun Nov 11 17:04:47 EST 2007

#4805: OLPC laptops interfering with other 802.11b/g traffic
 Reporter:  kimquirk  |       Owner:  mbletsas      
     Type:  defect    |      Status:  new           
 Priority:  high      |   Milestone:  Never Assigned
Component:  wireless  |     Version:                
 Keywords:            |    Verified:  0             
 Email from a PyCON attendee:

 I am at a conference.
 there are many OLPCs here.  They are interfering with the wireless
 here.  They apparantly do this  even when not officially trying to
 be connected to the network,
 just being powered on is enough.

 When we get a report from the people who brought our own network
 and are running it about what the heck is wrong with the fool things
 we can decide whether to ban them from PyCON or if we have a
 technical fix for them which we can require OLPC users to run.
 or have a technical fix for our network.

 Otherwise, 10 of the things eats a network which was designed to
 comfortably hold several thousand simultaneous users, or 200
 people like us who use streaming video a lot.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/4805>
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