Re: [71attendees] ietf71 wireless problems

Daniel Ellard <daniel.ellard@netapp.com> Tue, 11 March 2008 13:16 UTC

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Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 18:51:50 -0400
From: Daniel Ellard <daniel.ellard@netapp.com>
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On 3/10/08 4:22 PM, "Stephane Bortzmeyer" <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> wrote:


> 
> My very old Cisco Aironet card worked at every IETF meeting I went in,
> works at my hotel, but does not work at IETF 71. I can get the list of
> APs but never associates.
> 
> The NOC told me they forbid the associations with too low bitrates,
> which may be the reason my old dinosaurian card is refused.

That stinks.

My "airport" might not be quite so ancient as your Aironet, but it's
certainly a bit long in the tooth.  Nevertheless, it has worked fine with
every wireless at every conference/hotel/campus/etc until today.

There's something ironic about having a card that clearly adheres faithfully
to the standard not work at a meeting of a standards organization...

-Dan

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