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From: Jordi Molina <warp3r@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-laptop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-laptop] WLAN Problems- need solution
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 15:42:14
Message-Id: 647a4058050425084248a94969@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-laptop] WLAN Problems- need solution by Rob
Sorry, I forgot one thing, for the delay on the DHCP you can modify
the DHCP timeout in /etc/conf.d/network or something similar (don't
remember the exact file and I cannot get to my home computer to tell
you the exact name)

read the sample data in the file and you'll see how to reduce the DHCP
timeout, i have it on 10, that is more than enough for good-working
networks


cheers
Jordi

On 4/23/05, Rob <rob@×××××××××××××××.com> wrote:
> Jordi Molina wrote: > > Probably there is also an issue with the module you compiled. > > > > Can you post the Quality of the link when you are near the AP, the > > version of the madwifi you are using and which mask for the packages? > > Hi Jordi, > > Sorry for the late response. My madwifi-driver version is 0.1_pre20050224. > > Far from the access point, link quality is 16/94 or -79dBm. > > Much closer to the link quality is 34/94 or -61dBm. > > In neither of these locations a ping to the router will work. I always > get "network unreachable" > > Also, the boot hangs for quite a while at the dhcp stage. > > Thanks! Rob. > > > > > > > > > cheers > > Jordi > > > > On 4/18/05, Rob <rob@×××××××××××××××.com> wrote: > > > >>Rob wrote: > >> > >>>Jordi Molina wrote: > >>> > >>> > >>>>I'm not a guru setting up MadDriver, but at the physical layer I see > >>>>that you have: > >>>> > >>>>Link Quality=16/94 > >>>> > >>>> > >>>>This is _very_ low, normally I won't expect success in data > >>>>transmission with a quality below 50%. > >>>> > >>>>I also see that you are connected at 36 MBps, this can be due to the > >>>>low quality in signal also. > >>>> > >>>> > >>>>I recommend you disabling the WEP encryption until you set up the > >>>>connection correctly, just to make things easier. Then you can also > >>>>try to: > >>>>- Fix the transmit rate in Atheros config file: try first to fix it to > >>>>11M and then check the link quality. Keep increasing it until you see > >>>>that the quality decreases > >>>>- If you're using dhcp ensure that you've obtained a valid ip from the > >>>>server > >>>> > >>>>That's all :) > >>>>Hope it helps you > >>>> > >>>> > >>>>cheers > >>> > >>> > >>>Hi Jordi, > >>> > >>>I have confirmed that my laptop works with WiFi when WEP is disabled. > >>>However, setting the transmit rate to 11mb/s didn't do anything. > >>>It does appear though, that with WEP, the laptop hangs at the DHCP > >>>stage, where it finally times out. I assume thats the first time the > >>>WiFi system attempts to send or receive data. > >>> > >>>I will try to get closer to the access point to see if it is just a > >>>problem of signal levels. However, in Windoze, I have plenty of signal. > >>> > >>>If all else fails I may try alternate means to get it running. > >>> > >>>Thanks! Rob > >>> > >> > >>Right next to the access point I am still having problems. I think > >>there is something wrong with the WEP function. Rob. > >> > >>-- > >>gentoo-laptop@g.o mailing list > >> > >> > > > > > > > > -- > gentoo-laptop@g.o mailing list > >
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