Friday, December 9, 2011
The "XO Laptop" -WPA Manual Setting
The One Laptop per Child non-profit develops a low-cost laptop—the "XO Laptop"—to revolutionize how we educate the world's children. Our mission is to provide educational opportunities for the world's most isolated and poorest children by giving each child a rugged, low-cost, low-power, connected laptop; and software tools and content designed for collaborative, joyful, self-empowered learning.
As of March 2011, we have produced XO laptops for roughly 2 million children around the world, the majority of them in Uruguay, Peru, Rwanda, Haiti, Mongolia and the United States. These laptops all run Sugar and Fedora Linux, and have customized software and content builds developed by their national deployment teams in collaboration with OLPC staff. We maintain a regular update of deployment information.
Some builds of the XO software (including early in the original G1G1 program) cannot connect to wireless routers protected with the WPA protocol. Although the networks are visible from the OLPC, they stall when user enters a password.
In order to get around this problem, you've got a few options: