Wireless test results
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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