Openmoko Bug #1794: Make Wifi "just work"

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Fri Nov 14 11:17:39 CET 2008

#1794: Make Wifi "just work"
    Reporter:  Sjors           |        Owner:  openmoko-devel
        Type:  enhancement     |       Status:  new           
    Priority:  high            |    Milestone:  Om2008.8      
   Component:  unknown         |      Version:  Om2008.8      
    Severity:  major           |   Resolution:                
    Keywords:  wifi usability  |     Haspatch:  0             
   Blockedby:                  |    Estimated:                
 Patchreview:                  |     Blocking:                
Reproducible:                  |  

Comment(by queen6):


 I saw Werner's patches from 3rd of Nov, but there is still a long way to
 go, before this driver is in a good shape.
 As far as I'm aware (and I might be _completely_ wrong here), these
 patches didn't fix any of the problems linked by Lindi.

 The other problem not mentioned here which I found are:

 1) signal strength is very low. When I put Neo one meter from my AP it
 reports ~60% signal strength (where my other devices - 2 laptops and 2
 different Nokia phones N80 and N95) reports 100%. Also Neo detects only 3
 of wireless network in range, where my latops and Nokia phones pick all 8.
 2) wpa_supplicant should scan the all available frequencies (b/g) in
 around ~20-25sec. Using Neo, the driver doesn't report available networks
 in that time and networkmanager often times out (it's waiting ~30 sec for
 wpa_supplicant - which is MORE than enough).
 3) not sure about this one, because I didn't try for a long time - but can
 you use Neo as access point nowadays?

 Thanks for your hard work guys. One day this phone will really rock!

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