[SHR-Testing] Wireless Frustration (was: Re: [SHR-Testing] /etc/network/interfaces edit question)

Adam Jimerson vendion at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 14:46:12 CEST 2009

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 7:49 AM, Helge Hafting <helge.hafting at hist.no>wrote:

> I have trouble with wifi in SHR testing too. I suspect a kernel problem.
> I usually run wpa_supplicant. Failing that, I connect to WEP networks
> using "iwlist" "iwconfig" commands directly. Even these low-level tools
> fails most of the time. Occationally iwlist eth0 scan will work, but
> repeat the command and eth0 suddenly "doesn't support scanning". And of
> course it won't ever connect to any access point. Similiarly, iwconfig
> may claim there is no support for setting the essid.
> Having low-level stuff like iwconfig fail is what makes me suspect a
> kernel problem.

The low-level tools even fail on open and Mac filtered networks, I'm not
finding any bug reports on SHR's bug tracking system but I may upgrade my
phone today and test with the latest kernel and everything, if no one has
already tried that.
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