[Testing] Wireless test results

rihoward1 at gmail.com rihoward1 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 16 15:59:36 EST 2009

I find 767,  with either q2e18 or q2e24, connecting to a WPA AP  
succeeds 100% of the time for me using a Linksys WRT54g L.

  With OFW q2e32 I have seen the network connection die. Seems like  
the stack is dead.  I assume it is the marvell driver that is  
delivered with q2e32.  My other XO running 767 with q2e18 maintains  
its connectivity.

On Feb 16, 2009, at 12:11 AM, Ties Stuij wrote:

> On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 12:22 PM, Gary C Martin  
> <gary at garycmartin.com> wrote:
>> On 16 Feb 2009, at 05:32, Chris Ball wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>> Last I checked, it was either the firmware or the kernel changes
>>>> that did it.  I posted my findings to the mailing list in the past
>>>> two weeks.
>>> I think your findings actually say "it was either the firmware,
>>> kernel,
>>> or something else altogether".  It'd be good to downgrade both at
>>> once,
>>> but still on candidate-800, so that we can check that at least *one*
>>> of
>>> the two is the problem.
>> I should be asleep, but instead have been zigzagging through old  
>> http://xs-dev.laptop.org/~cscott/xo-1/streams/staging/
>>  staging builds testing WPA and the dialogue cancel dance for the
>> last 4hrs:
>> 790 working
>> 4 working
>> 5 working
>> 6 working <-----
>> 7 intermittent
>> 11 intermittent
>> 15 broken
>> 800 broken
>> Intermittent means it can occasionally associate with a WPA access
>> point with no cancel dance, but usually I had to dance. Broken  
>> means I
>> had to dance every time.
>> 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.
>> The sound you just heard was my head hitting the pillow :-)
> I reported this before with build 26 I believe, but it might be of use
> to point out again. Also on 800, the ability of the XO to connect to
> an AP have been greatly increased over 767. At the moment connecting
> to a WPA ap succeeds one in two times. On 767 it varied from 1 in 5 to
> 1 in 10 to 1 in can't be bothered to try and connect to the fr!@@n
> access point. I already supplied some logs, but if you'd like some
> more specific testing output of our setup, I'd be happy to supply it.
> Just tell what you want to know.
> /Ties
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