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

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 19:29:23 UTC 2008

Steve Flynn wrote:
> 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.
    And what I said the first time was: "There must be something wrong 
with the B&B router". And you say this was right :-)


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