Why do Wi-Fi access points disappear from Neighborhood view?

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Why do Wi-Fi access points disappear from Neighborhood view?

Postby joubertnel » Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:58 pm

As per title.

Any ideas?

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Postby franco » Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:52 am

How about: Because they were turned off and are no longer broadcasting.

Do they all disappear at the same time? Did your connection to your router also go down at that time? If yes, then you can't see anything because you are no longer connected to the internet.

You have to be more specific.
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Postby joubertnel » Sun Jan 20, 2008 12:41 pm

I should have stated "ALL Wi-Fi access points suddenly disappear, while 3 mesh icons remain".

Yes, all disappear at the same time, except for the mesh icons - these remain. This happens periodically, usually when I try to connect to my own secured router.

Joubert

(PS: They aren't all turned off at the same time (about 15-20 show up) because if I reboot all is fine again).
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[olpc-help] Why do Wi-Fi access points disappear from Neighb

Postby Larry J. Maltin » Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:04 pm

I've had a similar situation, however, with me, even the mesh icons
vanished. Rebooting brought it all back.
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joubertnel wrote:
I should have stated "ALL Wi-Fi access points suddenly disappear, while 3 mesh icons remain".

Yes, all disappear at the same time, except for the mesh icons - these remain. This happens periodically, usually when I try to connect to my own secured router.

Joubert

(PS: They aren't all turned off at the same time (about 15-20 show up) because if I reboot all is fine again).





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Postby franco » Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:43 pm

Joubertnel,

When the wi-fi icons disappear, are you still able to connect to the internet in Browser, or do you get an error, Page cannot be found or something like that?

You definitely should not have to reboot to get the reconnection.

I am asking the questions because your original post was too vague. Sorry that this is slow.
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Postby joubertnel » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:40 pm

Hi Franco,

The disappearing act usually happens when I am trying to connect to one of the access points, i.e. I am not connected *yet*.

I did a test; if I wait (for a fairly long time prob 10mins) they come back.

Joubert


franco wrote:Joubertnel,

When the wi-fi icons disappear, are you still able to connect to the internet in Browser, or do you get an error, Page cannot be found or something like that?

You definitely should not have to reboot to get the reconnection.

I am asking the questions because your original post was too vague. Sorry that this is slow.
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[olpc-help] Why do Wi-Fi access points disappear from Neighb

Postby Kate Davis » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:42 pm

The channel may be set to auto, and it moves through channels, but the
XO only see the WAP reliably on channel 1, 6 or 11?

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Postby franco » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:18 pm

joubertnel

"when I am trying to connect to one of the access points"

Are you trying to connect to your own access point or someone else's?
If yours, are you using WPA encryption? Or WEP or no encryption?
What XO build are you using? 650 or 653?

Kate: Are you writing about a problem you are having? I don't understand.
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[olpc-help] Why do Wi-Fi access points disappear from Neighb

Postby Steve Holton » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:25 am

Possibly related?

http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/5527

On Jan 20, 2008 10:18 PM, franco <community-support@lists.laptop.org> wrote:
joubertnel

"when I am trying to connect to one of the access points"

Are you trying to connect to your own access point or someone else's?
If yours, are you using WPA encryption? Or WEP or no encryption?
What XO build are you using? 650 or 653?

Kate: Are you writing about a problem you are having? I don't understand.

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Re: Why do Wi-Fi access points disappear from Neighborhood view?

Postby bigmo68 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:20 pm

I'm not sure if my issue is similar to what's being discussed. I have a compaq armada 500. I bought an ethernet card with cd for wi fi. it takes an awful long time, almost 2 hours to connect. One problem is that some sites, such as cafes, give you a password to use. Problem is on my browser, no place to enter this password. I'm obviously doing something wrong, but can't figure out what. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Why do Wi-Fi access points disappear from Neighborhood view?

Postby koolkat » Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:47 pm

First of all switch to a shell by pressing ctrl-alt-neighborhood.


Hmm maybe you dont have that button on your computer?


Just kidding this is a forum taking about the One Laptop per Child project, not a compaq help forum.

Try here:

http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/
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Re: Why do Wi-Fi access points disappear from Neighborhood view?

Postby bigmo68 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:56 pm

Looks like I got on the wrong forum. My apologies to everyone. Thanks for the link.
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Re: Why do Wi-Fi access points disappear from Neighborhood view?

Postby xook » Sat May 03, 2008 6:35 pm

I don't know if this really helps anyone, but I have had the Wi-fi access points disappear as well as my mesh - - it usually happens when I get a lot of interference, depending on the area of my house.

Similarly; when my neighbor boots up his access point, I see his, and lose mine! (only from one room in my house - and only on my xo)

It is just a trend I have been playing with and taking note of.

My daughter and I chat before her bedtime, and depending on the time of evening we have no problems or lots of them.

It sounds silly; I'm still taking notes. :)
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