#9540 NORM 1.5-F11: wireless scan occasionally reports empty essid (was: frame, create new wireless network, joining it does not succeed)

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#9540: wireless scan occasionally reports empty essid
           Reporter:  Quozl     |       Owner:  Quozl        
               Type:  defect    |      Status:  assigned     
           Priority:  normal    |   Milestone:  1.5-F11      
          Component:  sugar     |     Version:  not specified
         Resolution:            |    Keywords:               
        Next_action:  diagnose  |    Verified:  0            
Deployment_affected:            |   Blockedby:               
           Blocking:            |  
Changes (by Quozl):

  * owner:  marco => Quozl
  * status:  new => assigned
  * next_action:  reproduce => diagnose


 Problem did not reproduce after reinstalling os32 on both units.

 An icon "None" on Neighborhood View now corresponds to my access point.
 Running ''watch iwlist eth0 scan'' while power cycling the access point
 shows the entry disappear, then reappear after reboot of the access point,
 but with an ESSID of "".  Scan results also occasionally show a correct
 additional entry with ESSID of "quozl.linux.org.au" but with the same MAC

 Removing power for 30 seconds, booting into OFW (Q30233) and running
 ''scan-wifi'' shows scan results containing several empty SSIDs.

 This now appears to be a problem operating against a particular wireless
 router, so I'll change the summary and investigate further.  I no longer
 have a problem creating a new wireless network using the Sugar frame icon.

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/9540#comment:2>
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