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    imdeemvp Guest

    Unhappy Wireless card very slow

    Ok after a week or so I finally have my home network up....xp everything is OK even wireless card. I purchased this pc-card and install the mawifi drivers and it worked fine. But my connection is very slow here is my iwconfig:
    ath0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"" Nickname:"myfc3"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.417GHz Access Point: FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
    Bit Rate=36Mb/s Tx-Power:50 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
    Retry:off RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality=48/94 Signal level=-47 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
    and NetWorkInfo tells me I am up by 100% which I dont think so! Any ideas beside the rate 36mb/s?

  2. #2
    awdac Guest
    Something's way messed up because that's obviously not the MAC of your AP there. I can't believe its working at all. It looks like you need to put in your ESSID. Do this:
    Code:
    iwconfig eth0 essid "network_ssid"
    Windows probably auto detected the essid and Linux didn't.

  3. #3
    imdeemvp Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by awdac
    Something's way messed up because that's obviously not the MAC of your AP there. I can't believe its working at all. It looks like you need to put in your ESSID. Do this:
    Code:
    iwconfig eth0 essid "network_ssid"
    Windows probably auto detected the essid and Linux didn't.
    You are saying eth0 shouldnt it be ath0 = wireless?

  4. #4
    awdac Guest
    oops, just used to seeing eth0 because that's mine. You're right of course, that's where your interface name goes. And "network_name" is whatever your router is telling you it is. You probably set it when you set the router up.
    Last edited by awdac; 15th February 2005 at 02:08 AM.

  5. #5
    imdeemvp Guest
    Ok i will try it later i am running some updates of laptop....connected to nic for the moment.....

    btw....it worked but very slow like 14kb modem...

  6. #6
    imdeemvp Guest
    Ok I issued the commad but dont see any changesin the ifcfg-ath0:
    [root@myfc3 imdeemvp]# /sbin/iwconfig ath0 essid "network_ssid"
    [root@myfc3 imdeemvp]# cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-ath0
    # Please read /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysconfig.txt
    # for the documentation of these parameters.
    IPV6INIT=no
    ONBOOT=yes
    USERCTL=yes
    PEERDNS=yes
    GATEWAY=
    TYPE=Wireless
    DEVICE=ath0
    HWADDR=00:0f:a3:1b:5d:a1
    BOOTPROTO=dhcp
    NETMASK=
    DHCP_HOSTNAME=
    IPADDR=
    DOMAIN=
    ESSID=
    CHANNEL=6
    MODE=Managed
    RATE=36Mb/s
    ??? btw it does give me more speed....thanks
    Last edited by imdeemvp; 15th February 2005 at 03:12 AM.

  7. #7
    awdac Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by imdeemvp
    Ok I issued the commad but dont see any changesin the ifcfg-ath0:
    hrmm...what does your ifconfig read now though?
    btw it does give me more speed....thanks
    Well that's good to hear. Does it seem to be as good as when it's in Windows? If it does, then never mine, we'll just consider it fixed...

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    imdeemvp Guest
    I get an 82% signal strength in fedora and 78-81% in xp....so I guess its good. This card and router are doing the job...

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    Mine is a little weird... the overall speed is the same as XP; but it seems slower that I think it downloads a larger packet everytime... so instead of showing little bit and more and more, it takes some time to download then a page just suddenly loads... is there anyway that I can change this behaviour so it downloads smaller packets????

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