Opened 9 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#6909 closed defect (worksforme)

Access points appear with wrong names

Reported by: wad Owned by: marco
Priority: normal Milestone: 8.2.0 (was Update.2)
Component: sugar Version:
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Deployments affected: Action Needed: diagnose
Verified: yes


Sometimes an access point is not what it appears in the neighborhood display.

Running build 703, Q2D14, on MP laptops.

If access points are present which have a "null" essid, they appear in the neighborhood view as the first access point listed in /home/olpc/.sugar/default/nm/networks.cfg.

A laptop (X50, CSN7470144B), was showing the problem and logged. It was connected to a school WiFi access point, zoom50, but showed two circles in the neighborhood view (other than the three mesh circles). Both were labelled zoom50.

Scan logs from X50 are available at:

The Sugar, system, kernel and networking logs from this laptop are available at:

In previous occasions, when the school access point has been turned off, we have also seen this, and the name or names are still zoom50, or linksys (the first name in some of the laptop's networks.cfg file).

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by wad

The extra beacons listed in the scan list are the active antennas monitoring the packets. The fix for turning them off obviously wasn't applied properly...

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by marco

  • Keywords 8.2.0:? added
  • Milestone changed from Never Assigned to 8.2.0 (was Update.2)

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by marco

  • Action Needed set to diagnose
  • Keywords 8.2.0:? WLAN WIFI release? removed

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by Quozl

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hasn't been seen since, closing.

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