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From: Rob <rob@...>
Subject: Re: WLAN Problems- need solution
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 12:30:52 -0700
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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