[Sugar-devel] Sugar + OLPC mesh network selection logic
tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Mon Jun 22 11:04:54 EDT 2009
On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 16:44, Benjamin M.
Schwartz<bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
>> 2009/6/10 Benjamin M. Schwartz <bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu>:
>>> Daniel Drake wrote:
>>>> And now the logic I want to implement, which is similar to that in
>>>> previous OLPC OS releases:
>>>> - First, attempt to connect to any known access points that are in range
>>>> using saved credentials. Always prefer known APs to mesh.
>>>> - As a fallback if those APs fail, or if no APs are available or if
>>>> we've never connected to any (e.g. on first boot), try the mesh.
>>> I'm not quite clear on your exact intention here. I'd just like to
>>> suggest that unknown unencrypted infrastructure APs get higher priority
>>> than mesh.
>> Even if the user never connected to that AP before?
> Yes. I suspect that even the pay-for-access APs in internet cafes and
> airports still allow link-local connections for free, and it will likely
> be much faster than the mesh. It also provides the best chance of getting
> an internet connection.
And there aren't security risks?
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