[OLPC India] XO & internet connection

Marc Valentin mvalentin at oeuvredespains.org
Sun Mar 2 05:41:10 EST 2008

The lock sign simply shows that the wifi network is protected (by WEP or WPA).
When you double click on the icon, you are prompted to type a
password. Check documentation of the router. If it came with
protection enabled than the password should be written in the
I am currently in India and working with a router and 9 XO... I had no
problem at all. I started with non-protected network and now I use WPA
protection. The router is giving internet connection with Reliance
Net-Connect. It is slow but convenient.
I upgraded the firmware of all the XO to 656 before starting the work,
I don't know if there is a problem with 650. Before coming to India, I
did some experiments with a Pre-n router and that didn't work. The XO
seems to mess up the Pre-n router completely. As far as I know, this
bug is not yet fixed.
-Marc Valentin-

On Sun, Mar 2, 2008 at 11:33 AM, Bill Coddington <snwyrvr at comcast.net> wrote:
>  Hello, I have just returned from 3 weeks in India. My purpose was to
> deliver 8 XO's and teach the children to use them. I was very frustrated by
> not being able to connect a single laptop to the internet. I purchased
> quality routers in Delhi and Hydrabad but none of them would allow
> connection. When I went to neighborhood it showed the router but had a lock
> on it. Can someone tell me how  to remove the lock to resolve this problem?
> Also I had to bring one home because it had 2 problems. Does anyone know who
> I can communicate with to receive a replacement?
> The organization I work with in Delhi is St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi's
> largest private hospital. The program I work in is the Community Health
> Center in Sundar Nagri. It is a fantastic  program supporting a colony
> population of 90,000 with education of 1,000 students, an open-school for
> dropouts with 150 students, medical exams & supplies, immunizations, senior
> center, child to child education/teaching, women's empowerment department,
> family planning and many other significant contributing programs. They also
> have an additional 9 rural projects where they offer these programs. They
> are a God-send to the population whom 50% live below the poverty level. I
> would like Reliance to have a conversation with the Center's Director, Dr.
> Amod Kumar, concerning the Center's future as a learning center for XO. Can
> someone tell me how I might facilitate an introduction/conversation? Sorry
> to take so much room on the list but I have many questions, and I'll defer
> more to a later time. Thanks for your help and input.
> Bill Coddington
> St. Stephen's website is:
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