Wireless access point compatibility

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A list of wireless routers that had been tested for compatibility with the XO Laptop. Most are no doubt no longer available; the market for these products moves reasonably quickly.

Wireless Access Point Compatibility
Manufacturer Model Firmware Tested XO+Build Notes
2Wire 2700HG-B GATEWAY 4.25.19 Unsecured Didn't work / couldn't find on channel 4. Changed to channel 5 and XO found it and connected just fine. Unsecured network.
2Wire 2701HG-B GATEWAY Yes 767 No changes needed connects using auto with WEP.
2Wire 2701HG-B GATEWAY Yes 821 Successfully connects when using "WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK" authentication option.
2Wire 2701HG-B GATEWAY 5.29.47 Yes Had to change the internet mode from the default of 802.11b/g to 802.11g
2Wire 2701HG-G GATEWAY Yes Yes with WEP. Never got the OLPC machine to connect when WPA2 encryption was used.
2Wire 3800HGV-B Gateway Yes ATT Uverse supplied, changed WPA to WEP-open and assigned to channel 8 as opposed to Automatic
Actiontec MI424WR Unknown Yes WPA non-functional on update.1
Airlink 101 AR525W v1.0.50 Yes Used WEP-Open with 128-bit hex key password

Apple Time Capsule XO: Q2E18 No 767 WPA/WPA2 Channel 11 worked for me. Not tested with the scripts here
Apple AirPort Express 6.3 Yes For WEP provide and select: ASCII + Shared key
Apple AirPort Extreme 7.3.2 Yes 767 Tested WPA1 with the scripts here
Buffalo Tech WHR-HP-G54 DD-WRT v24 (05/24/08) mini - build 9526 Yes 790 - Firmware Q2E24 Worked for WEP open with HEX AND with WPA2+tkip
Cisco AIR-BR1310G-A-K9-R 12.3(8)JA Unsecured Only Works but radio must be set to channels 1, 6, or 11. I normally configure this device to automatically choose the least congested frequency, but in my office that ends up being something other than 1, 6 and 11 most of the time. Note also that activity sharing totally fails with this AP - nada, zip.

Conceptronic C54BRS4A 1.00 Yes Joyride 2263 - Firmware Q2E12 Worked for WEP open with ASCII password.
D-Link DAP-1150 Unknown No os201 - Firmware Q3A35 At least one user reported failure with this model in WEP mode.
D-Link DIR-615 2.20 Yes worked with WPA2 (personal) and the Wpa.sh script
D-Link DIR-600 2.03 Yes Tested with no security
D-Link DIR-300 1.04 Yes worked with WEP 128bit ASCII (only tried that one - on set channel 3).
D-Link DWL-G730AP 2.00 Yes Worked with WEP 128 as an access point.
D-Link DWL2100AP unknown In field only This AP was tested and may be used in Nepal. It was also tested for Australia/Pacific Islands where it was unsuccessful and unable to allocate DHCP addresses.
D-Link DWL2200P unknown In field only This AP was tested and may be used in Nepal
D-Link DWL-G700AP Unknown Yes Works as Open System, without authentification, without WEP, Channel 3. WPA-PSK works with firmware 2.30.
D-Link DWL3200P unknown In field only This AP was tested and may be used in Nepal

D-Link D-Link WBR-2310 1.02 Yes Open/WEP/WPA2 working. WPA fails, see: <trac>7825</trac>
FON La Fonera 2100E Release: Yes Security: WEP, Type: Open System, 64-bit key password
Linksys WAG54G V2 1.01.22 Yes Tested with no security; also with WAP
Linksys BEFW11 S4 version 2 1.45.10 Yes 650, 708, 2230 Tested with WEP 128-bit key. A few times with build 708 I had to return to Neighborhood View to reconnect after standby, and once I had to re-enter the hex key.
Linksys WCG200-CC Yes Tested with no security; also with WEP 128 passphrase. See Sharing_User_Experiences_with_OLPC_XO_Wifi_Connectivity_-_Glew_2007_Jan for trick.
Linksys WRT54G 4.21.1 1/20/2007 Yes Use channel 1, 6, or 11 (see Wifi_Connectivity#Channel).
Linksys WRT54G V4 DD-WRT v23 SP2 micro Yes WEP connects fine all channels, WPA2 via wpa.sh script.
Linksys WRT54GL OpenWRT WhiteRussian (RC4) Yes tested using no security (MAC based access control) on channel 3

Linksys WRT54GL OpenWRT Kamikaze 7.09~ Yes WPA works.
Linksys WRT54GL v4.30.11, Aug. 7, 2007 Yes WPA2 via Wpa.sh, G-only on channel 6
Linksys WRT110 v1.0.03 Yes Tested with no security and WPA2 using 256 bit key generated from passphrase & SSID
Linksys WRT300Nv1.1 1.51.2 6/04/2007 Yes WPA2 via Wpa.sh, G-only on channel 11
Linksys WRT350N Yes WPA
Linksys WRT350N 1.03.7 Unsecured Cannot connect using no security.
Linksys WRT600N 1.01.36 build 3 Unsecured 703, 708, joyride-2230 Can connect with no security (I use MAC filtering)
Microsoft MN-700 Yes Connects only when base station wireless security encryption is set to "none". Tried unsuccessfully to connect with WEP, and then with WPA enabled (G1G1 build 656). The only

wireless security setting that works with this router and OLPC is Mac filtering.

NETGEAR WGR614v6 V2.0.14_1.0.14 Yes joyride-2230 / firmware Q2E12 Works alright with WPA encryption.
NETGEAR WGT624v3 ? "Tested"?? B4, joyride 1597, q2d10. The following settings worked (some others did not). On the router: Name: lettersonly, Channel: 11, Mode: g only, Security Options: WEP, Authentication type: Shared key, Encryption Strength: 128bit, Key 1. On the XO: Key Type: Hex, key: <the same as router Key 1>, Authentication Type: Shared Key.

B4 image 703. Hardware Version: V3H1 Firmware Version: V2.0.10_1.0.1NA. WEP worked only in Open System Mode. WPA worked in both TKIP, AES and auto modes.

NETGEAR WPN824v2 V2.0.10_1.2.17 Yes 650, 653 / joyride-1500 G1G1 Tested WEP 128-bit PSK with 1.2.17 firmware (XO builds 650, 653), WPA2 CCMP PSK with 2.0.10 firmware (on build joyride-1500). Saw occasional failures to connect. When switching from WEP to WPA2, had to wipe out /home/olpc/.sugar/default/nm/networks.cfg, use the Wpa.sh script, and reboot. Working fine now.
NETGEAR WGR614v10 V1.0.2.18_47.0.52NA Yes 802 (release 8.2.1), XO-1 firmware Q2E41 Tested WPA2-PSK with passphrase. In the wireless key dialog, I had to choose Encryption Type AES-CCMP rather than the default "Automatic", but other than that it worked fine.
Siemens Gigaset SE567 004-E652-A3D-115-36-13 WPA-PSK Joyride-2301 Firmware q2e13 Security: WPA-PSK+TKIm Channel: 6 Mode: mixed b/g

Siemens Gigaset SX763 Yes HW V: Q709-K131 Security: WPA2-PSK Channel: 6 Mode: mixed b/g Super G: Disabled. Connection does not work with Super G enabled, sometimes have had to restart the networking service in the root terminal with "service network restart".

ST-585 SpeedTouch 585[i]V6 V6.2.15.5 Yes Works with WEP(open/hidden, 128-bit shared key)
TP-LINK TL-WA501G v2.0.0 Yes Works with WEP(open, 128-bit shared key)in all channels
TP-LINK TL-WA801ND 100408 Yes 10.1.2 Works with WEP (open & closed (choose the same for all XOs), 128-bit shared key) in bg compatibility mode, No encryption & WPA/WPA2-PSK "Automatic" selection in bgn mode. Tested by OLPC in AP mode with a single SSID active. Both XO-1 & XO-1.5 compatibility checked.
TP-LINK TL-WA901ND V2_100723 Yes 10.1.2 Works with WEP (open, 128-bit shared key) in bg compatibility mode, No encryption & WPA/WPA2-PSK "Automatic" selection in bgn mode. Tested by OLPC in AP mode with a single SSID active. Both XO-1 & XO-1.5 compatibility checked.
TRENDnet TEW432BRP_c1 v2.00.0012 WEP Does not show up in neighborhood until you attempt to connect to another WAP (e.g. at a neighbors house). The Trendnet then immediately shows up, and you can connect to it instead. Is on channel 9, maybe 1,6,11 would work better.
Westell D90-327W15-06 VER: Yes Security: WEP, Type: Open System, 128-bit key password (13 characters)
Zyxel P-660HW-D1 Version: V3.40(AGL.4) Yes No security
Westell VersaLink Gateway Model 327W15-06 Unknown Yes 708 Security: WEP, Type: Open System / Shared Key, 128-bit key password (13 characters)
Linksys WRT54GS V1.1 Tomato Firmware v1.19.1463 (http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato) Yes 708 Security: WPA-PSK+TKIP, Mode: mixed b/g, Channel 11, XO S/N SHF80800F63
SAGEM[1] F@st 1500WG Yes Joyride-2301 Firmware q2e12 WEP, Hex 40/128, channel 11, Mixed 11 b/g.S/N SHF80701C99. Is communicating with the modem continuously (keeps sending in msh0 alternating 2 and 4b packets when no web applications are running) and eventually is resetting the modem.
SonicPoint[2] SonicPoint-g SonicOS Yes Firmware Q2D07 Q2D Standalone mode, worked with WEP immediately and with WPA2-AUTO-PSK after editing /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf and cutting and pasting the hex key into the login box

Wireless Access Point Smoke Test
Manufacturer Model Firmware XO Build XO serial number Tester contact info Notes
SMC Barracuda V1.06 650, 656 (1 XO) and 703 (2 XOs) CSN749022A0 Culseg limited to 40 or 128 WEP but works reliably. http://www.smc.com/index.cfm?event=support&localeCode=EN_USA
Zoltan Tech ZoWii joyride 2301 CSN74803DDB AuntiMame Works fine. Not wireless -- but I didn't know where else to report this.

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