[Server-devel] AP association, and mesh behaviour
wad at laptop.org
Tue Apr 15 17:04:56 EDT 2008
This is a known UI problem. If you wait until it is done searching
for a mesh portal the first time, it shouldn't happen.
You are wrong about its behavior with known APs. The laptop always
searches for mesh portals. If it doesn't find any, it then looks for
APs that it knows about. If it finds one, it selects it.
I didn't find a trac ticket for this problem, and haven't
entered one. I've still got a backlog of more severe
problems I'm trying to get entered...
On Apr 15, 2008, at 2:02 PM, Martin Langhoff wrote:
> Hi list, Michail,
> here in Lima we are looking a behaviour of the network association UI
> that I am not sure whether is intended...
> The versions are:
> - image 703
> - Q2D14
> 1 - the laptop boots and does not associate immediately to an AP or
> active antenna
> 2 - user selects an AP in the networks UI pane - the laptop associates
> 3 - while the WAN is accessible through the AP, the network pane shows
> the 3 meshes blinking (in turns) as if the laptop was trying to
> Expected outcome: that the laptop would settle with an AP, and not
> bother searching for AAs. Why? Because in some scenarios we are
> considering deploying APs as the main or only means of network
> connectivity with the XS.
> Here I am assuming that the blinking on the UI actually correlates
> with what the antenna is doing. Perhaps at a lower level the
> connection has settled on the AP. In any case, olpc-netstatus doesn't
> show anything interesting.
> Two related observations:
> - If the latop associates to the AP straight away at boot time
> (because it was the last antenna seen), then the laptop does not seem
> to be searching for AAs
> - an earlier build (653 with fw Q2D07) does not show the behaviour
> discussed earlier - once an AP is selected, scanning for meshes seems
> to stop
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