Posts Tagged ‘Wireless’

June 2nd, 2008 - 8:26 pm § in Geek

The End of an Era

Well, we never did figure out what exactly cleared up our wireless problems, but since we’ve been running w/o major problems for over a month now, we’ve decided to close our tickets with Apple and Aruba. So probably tomorrow will be hell. My other major project, the dissertation, is al[...]

April 29th, 2008 - 9:14 pm § in Geek

I Got Nuttin’

I can’t say what the magic sauce was, but for the last few weeks our wireless has been remarkably solid. Maybe it was a combination of the “AirPort Extreme Update 2008-001 for Tiger” driver and an OS upgrade that we made to the Aruba controller. Maybe it was something environmenta[...]

April 17th, 2008 - 9:55 pm § in Geek

Another Entry in the Neverending Saga of Our Wireless Woes

Since my last post over two weeks ago—they’re coming in slowly thanks to my dissertation, which is taking up all my spare time and energy—we’ve only had one real technical development. Two weeks ago, one of the Aruba engineers helped us upgrade our controller software and[...]

March 29th, 2008 - 10:26 pm § in Geek

Another Wireless Update

Apple released AirPort Extreme Update 2008-001 for Tiger the other day. In our ongoing troubleshooting with Aruba and Apple, we’d been seeded a couple of pre-releases of this patch. (We were under an NDA, which is why I couldn’t mention them here.) So seeing this new patch cheered me u[...]

March 5th, 2008 - 8:39 pm § in Geek

Update on Our Wireless Woes

No new meat to report, but there is some movement. Aruba sent out another team of engineers, and we’ve finally managed to get high-level contacts between Aruba’s engineers and Apple’s. Unfortunately, there’s not a whole lot of news to report, but at least we’re get[...]

February 4th, 2008 - 9:23 pm § in Geek

More Commentary on Our Wireless Woes

I’m still in the midst of my dissertation writing—the first draft is in, but there’s a lot more work to be done—but, since there were some questions about our wireless problems, I thought I’d take the time off to respond. Nothing new learned, but a few data points,[...]

December 20th, 2007 - 10:15 pm § in Geek

A Solution for Our Wireless Woes?

The problems that we were having with our wireless still haven’t gone away. Running a continuous ping (for which I wrote a simple launchd daemon) helped to a certain extent, but the underlying problem—sleepy Atheros cards under 10.4.10—only got worse with 10.4.11. Yesterday I fo[...]

October 10th, 2007 - 10:17 pm § in Geek

Wireless Problems

We’ve been having all sorts of problems with our new Aruba wireless system this school year. Though they never lose signal strength, our clients can’t seem to stay connected. So Aruba sent down one of their top engineers, and we’ve been working closely with him for the last two [...]

September 21st, 2007 - 6:11 pm § in Geek

Everything is Kicking My Ass

So, now that the second week of school has come to a close, we have some issues cropping up. I have lots of trouble-shooting to do: – Our wireless network and our FirstClass server don’t much like each other.– Many or most of our 72 new iMacs’ screens freak out when they sl[...]