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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
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.
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