On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 11:03 AM, Steve Sakoman <sakoman@gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Stan Zitello <zman57@bellsouth.net> wrote:
I can verify that I used the *desktop-image* build from 0827 and the wifi performance was much better.   Indeed, I can now sustain an RDP (5) session at 1200x740 with "lan" features turned on using the wifi.   It is not perfect, but it is usable.   
I can also verify that this version took quite a while (maybe 30 minutes) to do all the initial processing for the first run.   It loads in the normal time subsequently.   
I should point out that there are some problems with this build.   First, it is missing libstdc++6   (easy to add with opkg).   Also, I can not get sound to work.   mplayer says that /dev/dsp is busy, however I have no idea why that would be.   It works fine with the original code shipped with the COM.    

Try an earlier build -- perhaps from the 24th.  The issue with libstdc++ is discussed in a separate thread.  It is fixed in the most recent build, but the audio problem remains.  Debug help is welcome!


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Yeah you could say mine is "usable" as well but the amount of dropped packets the need to ping or the connection drops the never ending fluctuations in download speed from the same sources makes it difficult to use and is not reliable. The best luck I have had so far is using the driver the OLPC has developed for the marvell chip. But its not fully designed for our setup so there are other issues that I have no clue about. To me the adapter does not perform up to par but thats me, as I have no issues with any other USB adapter I have run, which includes 2 different Alfa adapters and a realtek and some no name Chinese one that used the same chipset as one of the alfas the rtl8187. I have tried prebuilts and builds on my own with exactly the same results.