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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
>> That's all :)
>> Hope it helps you
> 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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