I un-rooted the Boroda/Porkupan root.
Now it can't detect any access points. I also notice the google reader button is back despite the device showing I'm on firmware 1.05.
I have also done a hard reset, but no love on the eifi front. I notice the last time that I power cycled it that there was a label "error" on the Wi-Fi settings page. It went away after tapping the check box, though.