Wifi problems, WPA/WEP differences
Quakeman1 at gmx.net
Mon Apr 6 23:24:41 CEST 2009
Same here. 24 worked stable but 29 doesn't work at all. Connection to AP
seems established but no data transfer between freerunner and AP with
Johny Tenfinger wrote:
> 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.
>> Be free, use free (http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html) software!
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