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    Unhappy Intel 3495 a/b/g card, slow internet, not IPV6 related

    Hi Guys,

    First time posting an issue here, so bear with me if I have left out any relevant information here.

    So, my problem is with my wireless card, and the fact that my connection is running slower than a at a snails pace. Based on reading other posts on this site, I thought it might be related to IPV6, so I disabled it in the network settings, along within Firefox. I am still having this issue, despite disabling IPV6 in both settings. Furthermore, I am also having intermittent connection drops, which were not present in Windows. Any help you could give me is greatly appreciated.

    I have compiled the following diagnostics:

    lspci

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
    15:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller

    iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    irda0 no wireless extensions.

    wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"MYAP"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.417 GHz Access Point: 00:13:10:9A:68:1A
    Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=27 dBm
    Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2352 B
    Encryption key:************************** [2]
    Link Quality=79/100 Signal level=-55 dBm Noise level=-62 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    route
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
    192.168.1.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
    192.168.1.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 wlan0
    loopback * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
    default my.router. 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0

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    Default Re: Intel 3495 a/b/g card, slow internet, not IPV6 related



    I'm surprised it works at all. Your routing table, based on how it reads,
    says to send traffic to the router thru 'eth0' (which I assume is your
    wired-ethernet controller). That's an illegal configuration, based on the
    routing table...you can't use BOTH unless they're on separate sub-nets.

    So, set 'eth0' to 'never' or 'manually', rather than 'start-on-boot'
    and see if that fixes it.

    [My guess is that this will totally BREAK it, as I expect that all the traffic
    is going thru the eth0 WIRE. So, your wireless is probably not sending ANY
    traffic. Look at 'ifconfig' and you'll be able to see which interface is handling
    the traffic.]

    Hope this helps...

    Dave

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    Default Re: Intel 3495 a/b/g card, slow internet, not IPV6 related

    Thanks for the super quick reply, dave. It is nice to know there are people out there willing to help others out However, it is still doing the same thing. upon disabling the wired connection, the above outputs look like this:

    route

    route
    Kernel IP routing table
    Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
    192.168.1.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 wlan0
    loopback * 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
    default router.chremma. 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 wlan0

    [Bifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:41:52:F7:0B
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
    Memory:ee000000-ee020000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:2016 (1.9 Kb) TX bytes:2016 (1.9 Kb)

    wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:13:02:25:49:68
    inet addr:192.168.1.105 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:7038 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:7868 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:6813824 (6.4 Mb) TX bytes:1662199 (1.5 Mb)

    wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-13-02-25-49-68-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)


    iwconfig

    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    irda0 no wireless extensions.

    wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSID:"ghostwind-swn"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.417 GHz Access Point: 00:13:10:9A:68:1A
    Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=27 dBm
    Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thr=2352 B
    Encryption key:******************************************* [2]
    Link Quality=80/100 Signal level=-62 dBm Noise level=-94 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
    00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
    15:00.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCI1510 PC card Cardbus Controller

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    Default Re: Intel 3495 a/b/g card, slow internet, not IPV6 related

    Ok. Now post what kernel you have (i.e. output of 'uname -a').

    And, take a look here:
    HCL/Network Adapters (Wireless - openSUSE)

    and read the notes about 'ipw3945' driver there, in right-most column.

    Does any of that help?

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    Default Re: Intel 3495 a/b/g card, slow internet, not IPV6 related

    I read the the comments on the ipw drivers, however, I am able to connect. it is just at a trickle... here is my kernel info

    Linux cthink 2.6.25.5-1.1-pae #1 SMP 2008-06-07 01:55:22 +0200 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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    Default Re: Intel 3495 a/b/g card, slow internet, not IPV6 related

    I did a little more digging, and it looks like the drivers provided in the default opensuse 11.0 (Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN aren't supported in this particular kernel version. I am now trying to figure out how to compile the drivers. I'll update either way. I have a feeling more people are having this issue as well.

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    Default Re: Intel 3495 a/b/g card, slow internet, not IPV6 related

    Problem solved. thanks again for your help!

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