Gentoo Archives: gentoo-laptop

From: Rob <rob@×××××××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-laptop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-laptop] WLAN Problems- need solution
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 19:26:47
Message-Id: 42640AEC.8070104@pythonemproject.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-laptop] WLAN Problems- need solution by Rob
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

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Re: [gentoo-laptop] WLAN Problems- need solution Jordi Molina <warp3r@×××××.com>