Wireless test results

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Mon Feb 16 10:46:36 EST 2009

>  - WPA works with some percentage chance of success 

For me, WPA never works automatically and almost always works when I poke my 
AP icon.  (That's after I've given it my password the first time.)

That includes both power up and returning from closing the cover.

I think Daniel Drake has a test case for this on a thread from 
  Message-id: <818423da0902040602v607297a5ka8434db3b5fe644d at mail.gmail.com>
  Subject: 8.2.1 wireless testing results #2
  From: Daniel Drake <dsd at laptop.org>
  Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 11:02:50 -0300 (06:02 PST)

I have to wait "long enough" for the automatic stuff to give up and get out 
of the way.  Normally, I wait until things in the Neighborhood view stop 
blinking.  That may not be quite long enough.

A couple of times it's asked me for a password which didn't work.  I think 
that was because I didn't wait long enough.

As long as I wait long enough, it works.  Maybe not 100%, but close enough 
that I can blame any quirks on not waiting long enough.

gary at garycmartin.com said:
> One thing I noticed when testing the working 4, 5 and 6 that may help,
>   is that if you do naughtily click an already connected WPA access
> point you'll get back to one round of the WPA cancel dance. If you
> make sure you first  select 'disconnect' then click the AP again, you
>  get correctly re-associated, no dance required. This suggests that
> clicking a connected AP should either do NOP, or should at least
> disconnect properly before trying to connect again. 

This may be a wild goose chase ...

I've got an XO with 2 network circles in the lower-right frame view.

The one on the left is my AP.  It's working.

The one on the right says it's Mesh Network 1 looking for a Mesh Portal.  The 
Mesh 1 circle in the Neighborhood view is blinking.  It's been that way all 
night.  I'll leave it for a while in case anybody wants me to poke at it to 
get more info.

I've also seen what seems like a similar quirk.  After the connection to my 
AP stabilized, the popup on the Frame icon said Channel 1.  My AP is using 
channel 6 which is what the popup normally shows.

I suspect a missing lock, but it might be only in the UI part of things.

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