[K12OSN] TC wifi initializtion - concept

Roger Nutbeam gnutbeam at gmail.com
Tue Apr 8 16:08:19 UTC 2014

I concur. Latency is just terrible on wireless.

On Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 9:54 PM, Terrell Prude' Jr. <
microman at cmosnetworks.com> wrote:

> No way in heck I would want TC's on wireless.  It's a hub.  X11 screen
> updates can suck up to 73 Mbit/sec when playing TuxType (I did this
> measurement about 10 years ago and re-confirmed it about 5 years ago).  As
> much as the wireless hype may be going on now, there's just no way an LTSP
> architecture can be successful on a hub, be that hub wireless or wired.
>  Well, not if you intend to use the full complement of educational apps,
> that is.  And don't even *think* about anything that uses Flash, for the
> same reason.
> LibreOffice'll work OK.  So will Gedit or even Firefox, provided there
> aren't a lot of screen updates.  But relatively static (as far as screen
> updates go) apps like that are about it.  Putting LTSP on wireless is a
> recipe for failure, given current wireless technology.
> --TP
> On 04/05/2014 07:01 AM, Barry R Cisna wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I asked this quite some time ago and didn't get any response so just
>> throwing this idea out again.
>> (Maybe there is a project doing what I would like to achieve with wifi
>> on tc's and I do not know of it,also?)
>> Situation,and hopefully a remedy:
>> 1) At this point it seems that a big downfall of using tc's is no
>> bootable wifi initialization & association possibility with any
>> surrounding AP's in the boot process.
>> 1a) Has anyone ever thought of incorporating an "option" by adding the
>> code in the system bios to add a parameter for wifi association to "an"
>> access point along with password if needed .
>> This would be very much the same scenario as when we used to add an
>> etherboot chip to the nics on tc's back in the day (before pxe became
>> prevelant), only using the "native" bios chip rather than an add on
>> chip.
>> In other words to get away from having to actually have an add
>> on,bootable media,onto any given TC system,,such as having to hang an
>> usb stick or slap a cd in to achieve wifi initialization  and
>> association to a given AP.
>> It just seems very odd with the length of time,that wifi has been a
>> 'must have' on any network device that a TC vendor has not even come up
>> with an spec for just this?
>> Thanks,
>> Barry
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