hostap as client speed question

Bill Schwanitz bilsch at bilsch.org
Sun Feb 22 16:35:50 EST 2004


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I've scanned through the archives nad have not found anything related to
this ( with answers at least ).

Here is what I am seeing:

$ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"foofoo"
~          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.432GHz  Access Point:
00:06:25:3B:FD:8F
~          Bit Rate:2Mb/s   Sensitivity=1/3
~          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
~          Power Management:off
~          Link Quality:92/92  Signal level:-40 dBm  Noise level:-97 dBm
~          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:5  Rx invalid frag:0
~          Tx excessive retries:44  Invalid misc:467   Missed beacon:0

# iwconfig wlan0 rate auto

$ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"foofoo"
~          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.432GHz  Access Point:
00:06:25:3B:FD:8F
~          Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Sensitivity=1/3
~          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
~          Power Management:off
~          Link Quality:92/92  Signal level:-40 dBm  Noise level:-97 dBm
~          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:5  Rx invalid frag:0
~          Tx excessive retries:44  Invalid misc:464   Missed beacon:0

The link will stay at 11M for a few seconds, then drop back down to 2
megabit. I did this sitting 10 feet from the AP ( AP is a linksys with
6.5db diversity ant. )

wlan0: trying to read PDA from 0x007f0000: OK
wlan0: NIC: id=0x800c v1.0.0
wlan0: PRI: id=0x15 v1.1.1
wlan0: STA: id=0x1f v1.8.0

The card is an EnGenius pcmcia 200mWh card. The ant. is the litle 2.0db
clip-on's ( both ports have the clip-on ant. )

Any suggestions?

Bill Schwanitz
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