Wireless issues, but oddly the opposite of what you normally hear....

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 16:02:16 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 3:31 PM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Karl F. Larsen wrote:
>    In this person's first email he said both Windows and Linux WiFi
> work fine at home with an open WiFi router.

Well, not quite.

"When I toddle off back home, and fire the laptop up, both 8.10 and
vista see my router (and about 12 other AP's in the vicinity), so it's
not my Vista drivers, nor my Linux drivers nor my physical hardware."

My AP hat home is encrypted, broadcasting on channel 6.
Both OS'es see the router perfectly
Both OS'es authenticate cleanly.

Back at the B&B Linux saw the router but wouln't authernticate even
with the correct password. Vista on the other hand, denied all
knowledge of the router being there.

As soon as the B&B router came off Ch 13 BOTH OS'es could then see it
and BOTH could then connect.

When one person suffers from a delusion it is insanity. When many
people suffer from a delusion it is called religion.

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