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From: Jordi Molina <warp3r@...>
Subject: Re: WLAN Problems- need solution
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 18:58:09 +0200
Check for a possible switch to activate it, usually integrated
ipw2100/2200 notebooks have it.

Sometimes its hardware operated, sometimes software. Pray for it being
hardware...

cu

On 4/25/05, Rob <rob@...> wrote:
> 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.
> >>>>
> >>>>--
> >>>>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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> 
> 


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