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Re: [opensuse] Linux friendly 802.11n Wireless Access Point
  • From: Gudmund Areskoug <gudmundpublic@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 07 Jul 2010 16:09:50 +0200
  • Message-id: <4C348AAE.5000600@xxxxxxxxx>
James Knott skrev:
That doesn't prove anything WRT Linux. It could be that's a crappy model or you have issues with your NIC.

I agree. There may also be certain settings that the Cisco assumes you have as default, geared for a "standard" Windows setup.

What happens if you try a different make of AP?

Or if you can boot via Windows and check if that works OK. If it does, note all settings you can get.

During my ordeal of getting three laptops to connect with static IPs, MAC filtering, WPA2-PSK, TKIP/AES etc., I've been recommended to screw the NIC or dongle thingy apart, to read straight inside it exactly what chip, including sub-versions, release dates etc. etc. it uses.

Alex wrote:
No, it's not a NIC.
I tested my laptop with another identical WAP4410N device and had exacly
the same problems with lagging and crawling connection speed.

How about a) testing what the speed is like from Windows, using the same computer + NIC, b) testing how this computer + NIC works on another make of access point and c) checking whether there's a firmware update available for the one you have?

Don't forget there may be other things at play too, when you're going wireless. What's in the neighbourhood, are others fighting for scarce bandwidth, using the same channels as you are (try some other channels, until you find one that works for you - been there, done that, took 2 - 3 weeks of channel dancing with the neighbours)? Any RF wireless keyboards, mice, remotes etc. around? Other interference (every time the boy next door passes outside my window with his RC car, my wireless keyboard + mouse dies...)?

For me, the hassle of having to take things apart and all the surrounding work simply takes too much time, so two out of those three laptops are just lying about for the time being. The third one still hasn't got sound working properly. They'll probably grow completely obsolete before I find the time to make them work on Linux, sadly :-(.

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