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Thread: MadWiFi working but very slow

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    Join Date
    Aug 2008

    Default MadWiFi working but very slow

    My laptop is configured to boot openSUSE 11.1, Vista, and Win2k. Access Point is AirLink101 (Atheros Based).

    Laptop is Acer Aspire 9410-2028.

    Win2k wireless speed is 108 (using Atheros Drivers)
    Vista Wireless speed is 54 (using windows drivers)
    openSUSE 11.1 Wireless speed is 12 (Using MadWiFi)

    When I was on 10.3 it ran at 108 on 11.0 it was 36. 36 is not 108 but it was solid 36. I tried using networkmanager and speed went down to 1. Each new version of openSUSE has caused a drop in wireless speed.

    lspci |grep Atheros

    0a:05.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)

    Any idea of what options I need to set and where they go?


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    biomimetics NNTP User

    Default Re: MadWiFi working but very slow

    +1; everything was "fine" = usable in 11.1; since 11.2 rates continue to oscillate between 1 and 12 Mbit, resulting in a very slow connection. My wife certainly has problems understanding why an upgrade may be advantageous ....

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    Default Re: MadWiFi working but very slow

    Since upgrading my laptop to 11.2 I didn't need to install madwifi. The ath5k driver seems to work just fine.

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