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?


+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 …

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