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From: Rob <rob@...>
Subject: Re: WLAN Problems- need solution
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 19:43:58 -0700
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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