Gentoo Archives: gentoo-laptop

From: Jordi Molina <warp3r@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-laptop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-laptop] WLAN Problems- need solution
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 16:58:01
Message-Id: 647a405805042509586ccc493c@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-laptop] WLAN Problems- need solution by Rob
Check for a possible switch to activate it, usually integrated
ipw2100/2200 notebooks have it.

Sometimes its hardware operated, sometimes software. Pray for it being
hardware...

cu

On 4/25/05, Rob <rob@×××××××××××××××.com> wrote:
> 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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