XO-1 wireless scan test Tim-2

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Wed Feb 12 18:55:55 EST 2014

Tim followed up privately with some more results, testing with the new
wireless driver gave this:

Linux: 699 scans, 694 pass, 5 fail, 1% failure to see SSID.
Open Firmware: 1019 scans, 1019 pass, 0 fail, 0% failure to see SSID.

Which was a drop from 59% failure to 1% failure, and is consistent with
the earlier Open Firmware test at 4% failure.

So the effect of the new wireless driver was to decrease the scan
failure significantly, as monitored by one XO-1 in a group of 12

This result mirrors the results that Terry and I have achieved, so it
looks like it is solved.

New kernels are available with the new wireless driver, for all XO
laptops, but only for the Fedora 18 builds of OLPC OS.  Deployment
builds with an automatic updater, such as the Dextrose updater, may
upgrade their kernel some time in the next week.

http://wiki.laptop.org/go/12757 describes how to upgrade.

James Cameron

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