#7553 NORM 8.2.0 (: Instability of mesh while chatting

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#7553: Instability of mesh while chatting
   Reporter:  joe        |       Owner:  mbletsas            
       Type:  defect     |      Status:  new                 
   Priority:  normal     |   Milestone:  8.2.0 (was Update.2)
  Component:  wireless   |     Version:  Build 708           
 Resolution:             |    Keywords:                      
Next_action:  never set  |    Verified:  0                   
  Blockedby:             |    Blocking:                      
Changes (by kimquirk):

 * cc: mchua (removed)
 * cc: gregorio (added)
  * milestone:  8.1.1 (was Update1.1) => 8.2.0 (was Update.2)


 I actually don't think this is a 'bug', but normal behavior of an RF
 channel. If a laptop cannot get its packets through the channel (probably
 due to noise or congestion), then it will fall off the network and rejoin
 again later. If you guarantee a low-RF environment for testing, then you
 will see much less of this.

 Here is a better defined requirement for chat in simple mesh mode: in a
 low-noise, low-RF environment, 10 laptops should be able to see each other
 and chat with each other over a 1 hour period without any laptops
 crashing, hanging, or losing connectivity. If you don't have a low-noise
 environment, then you may lose connectivity from time to time. As long as
 the laptops do come back to the chat session, it is successful.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/7553#comment:11>
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