[Ovmsdev] Lessons learnt, production batch #2 and onwards

Mark Webb-Johnson mark at webb-johnson.net
Tue Apr 24 09:55:50 HKT 2018

I would at least like to give the user the opportunity to choose from a list. Trying hard to reduce the chance of error, and typing in SSIDs is error-prone.

We can also give the option of ‘custom’ to enter their own manually.

Chances are, if the user has hidden their SSID then they know enough to be fairly technically savvy (but not enough to know that it is a waste of time and offers practically no extra protection over a visible SSID). Actually, probably a pretty good indicator of technical competence of the user ;-)

Regards, Mark.

> On 24 Apr 2018, at 5:56 AM, Greg D. <gregd2350 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> We also need to handle home networks that are hidden.  I think both this
> and the channel switch / scan problem can be handled by simply asking
> the user to enter both the SSID and Passphrase manually.  It's not a
> huge concern if it doesn't connect on restart, since the AP side still
> works in AP+Client mode.  A connection failure can be highlighted for
> re-entry (probably good regardless of whether you've completed the setup
> procedure or not).
> Greg
> Mark Webb-Johnson wrote:
>> Technically, my only concern is the switch from AP to AP+client mode
>> and whether the existing wifi connection will die or survive the
>> channel switch. We also have to do a wifi scan, in Access Point mode,
>> but I think we can do that by just temporarily turning off access
>> point or doing it before the access point is brought up.
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