Wifi problems, WPA/WEP differences (was: Re: [SHR] from debian to shr ; -))

Johny Tenfinger seba.dos1 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 5 11:13:06 CEST 2009

My AP worked well with .24 kernel. With .28 and .29 it doesn't (I've
connected once for about month)

2009/4/5, Paul Fertser <fercerpav at gmail.com>:
> Cameron Frazier <frazier.cameron at gmail.com> writes:
>> On Sat, 2009-04-04 at 16:25 +0200, Davide Scaini wrote:
>>> ...
>>> i use a wep static ip network and a dhcp  wpa one, i have some
>>> interfaces files that i switch between.
>>> ...
>> I can get a DHCP WEP network to connect fine (work), but at home (DHCP
>> WPA) I get nothing.  You mention that you have different interface
>> files, coul dyou describe the differences between them.
> I've had successful connections with open, WEP and WPA networks. And i've
> seen an AP i couldn't connect at all too. It looks like FR's wifi is
> incompatible with some APs, no matter if encryption is used or
> not. See http://docs.openmoko.org/trac/ticket//1250 for example.
> To sum up: FR's wifi has 2 kinds of known problems: incompatibility
> with particular APs and instability of the internal firmware.
> Using an old (pre-.28) kernel is not recommended due to stability
> issues. Also i think Werner is still going to finish his daemon to
> promptly power-cycle the wifi module on internal firmware crash; that
> can improve stability somewhat.
> I wouldn't hope these compatibility issues will ever be fixed, so my
> advice is: trade your AP for the one FR can work with.
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