network speed with wpa_supplicant
gentoopower at yahoo.de
Wed Mar 1 11:02:30 EST 2006
Dan Werner wrote:
> Well, I did another test that surprised me a little. I tried to
> download one of the twit.tv <http://twit.tv> podcasts. Those come
> from AOL Radio, which always has a lot of bandwidth. My Win2k pc got
> like 120 KB per second, and the laptop did better but still only
> topped out at 69 KB per second. These tests were again one right
> after the other.
Then there must be something wrong
> My laptop is right next to my Win2k pc, so it ought to be similar in
> terms of connecting to my router.
> I guess if my connection is capable of 69 KB a second, I can live with
> that, but it's surprising to me that it would be different at all.
Should not be the case if transfers are just around 100KB/s. A wireless
connection lets say 11MBit link can easily take 300KB/s.
What connection speed does the laptop report? 1 Mbit or higher? Since
you say you are next to the router you should have at least a 11MBit
> On 3/1/06, *Gentoopower* <gentoopower at yahoo.de
> <mailto:gentoopower at yahoo.de>> wrote:
> Dan Werner wrote:
> > I was wondering, what sort of speed should one expect using
> > wpa_supplicant and WPA-PSK? I have a Toshiba laptop with an
> > integrated intel pro/wireless 2200BG adapter. I installed the
> > driver but couldn't quite get it working with wpa_supplicant. I was
> > getting a bunch of ioctl errors and started using the 'wext' driver,
> > per instructions found via google, and that seems to be working
> > I usually benchmark my network speeds by starting a download of the
> > newest fedora linux iso from one of the mirrors, in this case Duke
> > University. From another wireless pc running Windows 2000, the
> > transfer rate levels off at around 77 KB per second (i hate my isp).
> > The wpa_supplicant laptop only gets about 27 KB per second or so (I
> > cancelled the other download before starting this test).
> 27 KB can only mean, you are either far away, so your card only
> at 1MBit and you have lots of transmission failures, or you just don't
> have a bad download speed for this download.
> Are all downloads that slow?
> > So is it possible that I've configured something wrong, or is there
> > some current speed limitation with the driver?
> I doubt, that it is a problem of the driver or a bad configuration.
> > Thanks for any help...
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