[2008.9] Wifi very unreliable

Nishit Dave stargazer.dave at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 13:28:49 CEST 2008

On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 6:05 AM, Sarton O'Brien <roguemoko at roguewrt.org>wrote:

> I use testing and have varied success with wifi. I don't bother with trying
> to
> identify what going on by what's being reported. It has been stated on here
> that the issues with the driver are great enough that statistics may be
> skewed.
> What I have witnessed is that sometimes it appears the wireless hardware is
> next to useless ... but then under a different update or on another day it
> functions flawlessly even in a problematic area of the house. When I was
> running stable with no real updates coming down, I couldn't even be
> bothered
> with wireless.
> At the moment, I am having issues. Selecting wireless 'on' results in
> nothing
> being displayed. I have to push all my scripts back across so I haven't
> tested
> manually yet.
> So in summary, I don't think it's worth attempting to figure this out as an
> end user as yet. I believe it's driver/kernel related. The hardware itself
> is
> quite new so it doesn't really surprise me. I'd wait for a statement as
> _everybody_ has this problem. I can't imagine the devs are sitting there
> with
> freerunners and working wireless ;)
All this discussion does not help if you realize that even after placing the
FR *next* to the blooming router, you get reported a signal strength of
65%.  What does the hardware expect, building the router *inside* the FR?
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