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Ticket #2366 (new defect)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

Performance problem with madwifi and hostapd

Reported by: Assigned to:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: madwifi: driver Version: v0.9.4
Keywords: Cc:
Patch is attached: 0 Pending: 0


Hello, this is my config:

Debian 5 stable AR5414 madwifi hostapd

I have install this and everythink work. But only If I am at less a 5 meters of the AP :'( On the client, I have a very bad signal

How can I increese signal power?

iwconfig ath0:

ath0      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"HotSpot"  Nickname:""
          Mode:Master  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: 00:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX
          Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power:16 dBm   Sensitivity=1/1
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=0/70  Signal level=-98 dBm  Noise level=-98 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:43  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

cat /proc/net/wireless:

Inter-| sta-|   Quality        |   Discarded packets               | Missed | WE
 face | tus | link level noise |  nwid  crypt   frag  retry   misc | beacon | 22
  ath0: 0004    0.  -99.  -99.      52      0      0      0      0        0


auto ath0
iface ath0 inet manual
    pre-up wlanconfig ath0 destroy || true
    pre-up wlanconfig ath0 create wlandev wifi0 wlanmode ap
    post-down wlanconfig ath0 destroy
    wireless-mode master

thank you for your help

Change History

12/17/09 12:04:21 changed by

and my kernel is: 2.6-2-486