Gentoo Archives: gentoo-laptop

From: Rob <rob@×××××××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-laptop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-laptop] WLAN Problems- need solution
Date: Sat, 23 Apr 2005 02:43:51
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-laptop] WLAN Problems- need solution by Jordi Molina
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@×××××××××××××××.com> 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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Re: [gentoo-laptop] WLAN Problems- need solution Jordi Molina <warp3r@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-laptop] WLAN Problems- need solution Jordi Molina <warp3r@×××××.com>