#11230 NORM 1.75-fi: Selftest: wlan test - associate and ping

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Sat Dec 31 17:44:54 EST 2011

#11230: Selftest: wlan test - associate and ping
           Reporter:  martin.langhoff      |       Owner:  wmb at firmworks.com
               Type:  enhancement          |      Status:  new              
           Priority:  normal               |   Milestone:  1.75-firmware    
          Component:  ofw - open firmware  |     Version:                   
         Resolution:                       |    Keywords:                   
        Next_action:  test in build        |    Verified:  0                
Deployment_affected:                       |   Blockedby:                   
           Blocking:                       |  

Comment(by wmb at firmworks.com):

 The description of what the customer wants says "we could have a new test"

 Is it really a "new" test that the customer wants - i.e. a test invoked by
 a new (and different) command - or does the customer really want the
 *existing* test (invoked by bare "test /wlan" or the graphical menu) to
 have the additional functionality?

 I would be happy to add the "new test" as defined above, but I'm still
 uncomfortable with the idea of changing the existing test to - by default
 - try associating with some random open access point.  I just think that
 is a recipe for false failures that will cause us no end of problems.

 martin/reuben - could you find out what sort of manual configuration that
 the customer would be willing to perform in order to enable this test
 mode?  The possibilities that are available within the confines of
 existing facilities are:

 * Add a manufacturing data tag that turns on this feature
 * Execute a specific command from the ok prompt, e.g.  ok test
 * Hold down a key or game button during the execution of the graphical
 menu command (although this possibility is a bit screwy from a UI
 perspective, and wouldn't work on XO-3)

Ticket URL: <http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/11230#comment:9>
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