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From: Rob <rob@...>
Subject: Re: WLAN Problems- need solution
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 08:25:00 -0700
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

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