Gentoo Archives: gentoo-laptop

From: Rob <rob@×××××××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-laptop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-laptop] WLAN Problems- need solution
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 16:53:20
Message-Id: 426D208F.40309@pythonemproject.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-laptop] WLAN Problems- need solution by Jordi Molina
Jordi Molina wrote:
> 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 >> >> > > >
Thanks to everyone for the advice. I recently found out that indeed I also have an Intel PRO2100 mini-pci in my notebook, although I can't get it to work even in Windoze. So there's lots of more work that could be done. Thanks, Rob. -- gentoo-laptop@g.o mailing list

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