[Techtalk] Intermitent Wifi connection.

Andrew showork at adelphia.net
Mon Dec 1 16:40:50 EST 2003

	Carlo Hamalainen <Carlo.Hamalainen at mansfield.ox.ac.uk>
 Hi Carlo, 
	It's 14 feet line of sight, straight across the room.

	The situation has improved, an update from Mndk helped.  I could use
guidance on how to find the correct log.   What I see now is the box is
often waiting 10-40 seconds and then getting the info/data.  While much
better than previously, it is a delay I'm not used to.  Is this normal?
  The connection still appears to cycle from 11mg to 2.  I use the GUI
of KWifimanager to observe the speed and strenght, which is always
about 68+. Also a switch from adhoc to managed made a difference, so
ether newer software or the mode swich helped.  KWifimanager has 3
colors yellow, orange,  green. It is not in the green very often. 

	Again thanks,

On Sun, 30 Nov 2003 11:42:57 +0000
Carlo Hamalainen <Carlo.Hamalainen at mansfield.ox.ac.uk> wrote:

> On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 02:40:55AM -0500, Andrew wrote:
> > 	I expect this to be as reliable as the wire for my desktop, Is
> > 	that a
> > valid expectation?   Tripping over the wire, or the rug over the
> > wire is a pain.
> It should be reliable, especially if you're close to the access point.
> > Approximately 14 feet separate the access and pcmcia card
> Is that 14 feet line-of-sight, or are there walls/floors in between?
> In my flat the access point is about 30 feet away, but through a few
> walls and floors, and I was getting horrendous signal quality, droped
> connections, etc. I ended up running a cable to my room!
> There should be some errors/warning messages in /var/log/messages
> about the connection. Can you post these? E.g. I often saw something
> to the effect of "access point out of range", quickly followed by
> "access point in range".
> -- Carlo
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