Sorgelig wrote:Something in wifi framework locks the whole system till it finish initial connection phase, so i cannot even use keyboard in menu core some time after boot.
Guess I am lucky, since don't experience this, I can use the keyboard at once to browse the menu.
I insert power, it takes maybe 2-3 seconds for menu to show up, I press M to go to Minimig core, and by the time Workbench is up, the Linux side is online.
I know that some adapters look like more like ethernet NICs from the Linux side, doing all the wifi-work on their own, and after initial authentication/connecting, the kernel just needs to send ethernet packages to them. Other adapters function more like a "stripped radio" and rely much more on the 802.11 framework in the operating system. The trends is more and more the former, which simplifies things for the OS, but makes the security scenery a bit harder. Speaking of that, just for fun I now tried a wpa config set up for WPA2-Enterprise, with 802.1x/PEAPv0/MSCHAPv2 authentication to an eduroam access point - and it works
I am using this adapter from The Pi Hut
(though it requires an extra piece of firmware, rt2870.bin, that simply goes into /lib/firmware)