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From: Jordi Molina <warp3r@...>
Subject: Re: WLAN Problems- need solution
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 17:42:20 +0200
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@...> 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@...> 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.
> >>
> >>--
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> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> 
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