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From: Rob <rob@...>
Subject: Re: WLAN Problems- need solution
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 09:53:35 -0700
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@...> 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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>>>>gentoo-laptop@g.o mailing list
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>
>>
> 
> 
> 
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.

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