Gentoo Archives: gentoo-laptop

From: Rigoberto Reyes <rigreyes@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-laptop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-laptop] WLAN Problems- need solution
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 14:53:04
Message-Id: e1802db5050425075348aacd24@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-laptop] WLAN Problems- need solution by Jordi Molina
You can also check your channel...
iwconfig ath0 channel NN

Where NN is the channel that your wlan is using.. and of course update your 
module to the last cvs version...


On 4/25/05, Jordi Molina <warp3r@×××××.com> wrote:
> > Well, I recommend you using the cvs version as indicated in: > > http://madwifi.sourceforge.net/ > > We have assembled few access points for the local wifi network on my > town recently with an Atheros-based board (from Senao) and it works > perfectly with the cvs, we had problems with the ebuild and deb > version (for gentoo and debian) and solved it using the latest cvs. > > 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 > > > > > > -- > Jordi Molina Casas (warp3r) > mail: warp3r@×××××.com > www: www.warp3r.com <http://www.warp3r.com> > > If you're still sending mail to > warper@eresmas, please update your > address book, my current email > is warp3r@×××××.com > > -- > gentoo-laptop@g.o mailing list > >