[GRLUG] WiFi Weirdness

Adam Tauno Williams awilliam at whitemice.org
Mon Sep 22 21:32:24 EDT 2014

Quoting "L. V. Lammert" <lvl at omnitec.net>:
> On Fri, 19 Sep 2014, Adam Tauno Williams wrote:
>> deauthenticating from d8:c7:c8:39:5d:22 by local choice (reason=3)
>> Reason#3: Sending station has left or is leaving IBSS or ESS
>> - The AP is experiencing congestion and channel-hopping and you got
>> dropped out.
> That is definiately the reason, .. the main question I had is why can an
> Apple system connect right away, while a standard Linux stack (SuSE 13.1)
> never receives an IP.

I wouldn't blame the OS.  It is more likely to be a firmware/chipset  
issue.  Sticking to a channel and handling congestion is a very NIC+AP  
specific thing.

> The test situation was after a session disbanded, and there were less than
> 10 folks in the room with open laptops - I asked the chap sitting nearby
> if he had been getting a connection, so he opened his MacBook (or whatever
> model) and logged right in, all the while I could not get an IP.

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