[UKids] "XO-1 classrooms" don't reliably connect to many/most Wifi AP's

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Sun Feb 9 19:31:39 EST 2014

On Sun, Feb 09, 2014 at 07:18:49PM -0500, Kevin Gordon Gmail wrote:
> Tp link set as 3g router mode, with usb Sierra wireless usb modem,
> set to channel 11, 80211g only, wpa2 pal security. Running stock
> f/w.

Terry found that channel 1 was the most afflicted.  I suspect, but I
haven't checked, that the idle mesh only uses channel 1, but it also
use whatever channel the laptop is associated with.

> Pretty noisy in my house, could see 7 other ap's, but only one of
> which was also showing as channel 11‎.

How do you see APs?  We know you cannot trust scan results on an XO-1,
therefore you cannot trust the Sugar network neighbourhood view.

If the mesh beacons follow the channel the laptop is associated with,
then other APs on channel 11 might not be seen.

My only trusted tool for this at the moment is a network interface in
monitor mode, and counting the probe responses.

James Cameron

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