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wireless tweaking questions

Post by X11 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:32 am

Hello there,

I have got my wireless card (acx111 chipset based) working on FC5 however it runs at a frustratingly slow rate (gets about 500kbpsish) and gets a pretty lousy signal strengh, having used the card on Windows with an offical driver I got a lot better signal strength, I cannot afford another card, but there are a lot of commands and such mentioned in the documentation (iwconfig manpage for example) about this stuff, however I am rather unsure about it all, dont want to blow up the wireless radio or anything.

I will post the details that (I know how to obtain) are available...

iwconfig...

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wlan0     IEEE 802.11b+/g+  ESSID:"Kintaro Labs"  Nickname:"jane.klabs"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.472 GHz  Access Point: 00:13:46:BB:D7:30
          Bit Rate:54 Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm   Sensitivity=1/3
          Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=48/100  Signal level=27/100  Noise level=0/100
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:43  Invalid misc:1   Missed beacon:0
iwpriv...

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wlan0     Available private ioctls :
          SetDebug         (8BE0) : set   1 int   & get   0
          SetLEDPower      (8BE2) : set   2 byte  & get   0
          GetLEDPower      (8BE3) : set   0       & get   2 byte
          SetRates         (8BE4) : set 256 char  & get   0
          ListRegDomain    (8BE5) : set   0       & get   0
          SetRegDomain     (8BE6) : set   1 byte  & get   0
          GetRegDomain     (8BE7) : set   0       & get   1 byte
          SetScanParams    (8BE8) : set   4 int   & get   0
          GetScanParams    (8BE9) : set   0       & get   4 int
          SetSPreamble     (8BEA) : set   1 byte  & get   0
          GetSPreamble     (8BEB) : set   0       & get   1 byte
          SetAntenna       (8BEC) : set   1 byte  & get   0
          GetAntenna       (8BED) : set   0       & get   0
          SetRxAnt         (8BEE) : set   1 byte  & get   0
          SetTxAnt         (8BEF) : set   1 byte  & get   0
          SetPhyAmpBias    (8BF0) : set   1 byte  & get   0
          GetPhyChanBusy   (8BF1) : set   0       & get   0
          SetED            (8BF2) : set   1 int   & get   0
          SetCCA           (8BF4) : set   1 byte  & get   0
          monitor          (8BF6) : set   2 int   & get   0
          Test             (8BF7) : set   0       & get   0
          DbgSetMasks      (8BF8) : set   2 int   & get   0
          GetAcx111Info    (8BF9) : set   0       & get   0
          DbgSetIO         (8BFA) : set   4 int   & get   0
          DbgGetIO         (8BFB) : set   3 int   & get   0
some stuff from iwlist...

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[root@jane ~]# iwlist wlan0 bitrate
wlan0     13 available bit-rates :
          1 Mb/s
          2 Mb/s
          5.5 Mb/s
          6 Mb/s
          9 Mb/s
          11 Mb/s
          12 Mb/s
          18 Mb/s
          22 Mb/s
          24 Mb/s
          36 Mb/s
          48 Mb/s
          54 Mb/s
          Current Bit Rate:54 Mb/s

[root@jane ~]# iwlist wlan0 txpower
wlan0     2 available transmit-powers :
          15 dBm        (30 mW)
          10 dBm        (10 mW)
          Current Tx-Power=15 dBm       (31 mW)

[root@jane ~]# iwlist wlan0 power
wlan0     Supported modes :
                        o Receive all packets (unicast & multicast)
                        o Receive Unicast only (discard multicast)
                        o Receive Multicast only (discard unicast)
          Fixed period  ;  min period:0us
                           max period:5s
          Fixed timeout ;  min timeout:0us
                           max timeout:65.535s
          Current mode:off

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