Weird WLAN problem after stupid upgrade attempt
tom at tomseago.com
Fri Jan 4 14:35:06 EST 2008
On Jan 4, 2008, at 10:22 AM, Mitch Bradley wrote:
> Tom Seago wrote:
>> Another thing I have done is run the POST diagnostics by holding
>> the left rocker button during boot. I did this on both machines
>> at the same time to diff the results. Both say that usb port 0 is
>> in use - good. But the working machine did scroll some wlan
>> diagnostic information up the screen at the end of the the video
>> tests that the broken machine did not do. The broken machine did
>> not report an error - but it clearly did not run the same wlan test.
> Chris Ball wrote:
>> Hi Tom,
>> Once you have your developer key, please run:
>> ok test /wlan
>> If that fails too, it should be clear that we need to RMA and replace
>> your laptop. Thanks!
> The POST diags that Tom ran include the "test /wlan" step. That
> diagnostic info that scrolled by is a dump of the access point scan
> info. It happens just before the touchpad test.
> My recommendations:
> a) Remove all power - AC and battery - for a few seconds to reset
> the wireless really well, then reboot and try the POST diags again.
During my contortions I did try this step several times (ok, 3 or 4
times at least, maybe not _several_). No luck. I'll give it one more
good hour long no-power soak later tonight just for grins because it
certainly can't make anything worse at this point.
> b) If that doesn't fix it, email me when you get your developer key
> and I'll work with you on IRC to see if we can learn more about the
> failure details.
Thank you very much for the offer. The web page tells me I should get
my key tomorrow, so I will try to find you after that.
> Mitch Bradley
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