[hackerspaces] What's your WiFi setup?

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Mon Oct 22 23:11:13 CEST 2012

Never could tell.  Just heard repeated complaints from folks.  Most of
them just unplugged / replugged or swapped to failover... so no triage
ever could be done, and there was no way to reproduce the problem.


switched to another router and complaints went away.

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 2:05 PM, Jonathan Lassoff <jof at thejof.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 1:59 PM, Matt Joyce <matt at nycresistor.com> wrote:
>> Just chiming in.
>> I've also heard about openwrt scaling issues.
>> I know at nycresistor we had failures under large numbers of folks
>> operating with the fonera2.0n units.  Work solid at home... but
>> scaling... nopers.
> Any idea what issues you or others were seeing? What was the bottleneck?
> I'm curious, as I'm currently working on an OpenWRT-based access
> network and haven't had any issues in the architecture.
> Was it an issue with OpenWRT, or perhaps an 802.11 scaling limitation?
> Maybe a manifestation of the hidden node problem?
> The advantage to some of the more "enterprise"-ey systems is that they
> can coordinate the configuration of many APs (either from a central
> box, or in a distributed fashion), tuning radios to other frequencies
> and deassciating clients as they get closer to other APs.
> Cheers,
> jof
> _______________________________________________
> Discuss mailing list
> Discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
> http://lists.hackerspaces.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

More information about the Discuss mailing list