Netgear WG111v2 RTL8187

Versys wrote:
> Hi Larry,
> this has been working more or less ok with the bitrate set to 11.
> Is it possible to change a configuration file somewhere so that the
> rate is automatically set to 11 on boot or hotplug?

You can put it in /etc/init.d/boot.local, but you will probably need a delay as
the network may not be started when that file is executed.

I would create a file /root/set_speed with the contents

/bin/sleep 30
/usr/sbin/iwconfig wlan0 rate 11M

After that file is created, set it to be executable

chmod a+x /root/set_speed

Then add this line to /etc/init.d/boot.local

/root/set_speed &

That will run it in the background. If it is still executed too soon, increase
the number after the sleep.


Hi Larry,

that’s great.

Thanks for all your help on this.



Im’ using openSuSE 11.1

I set my Netgear WG111v2 RTL8187 at

“sudo /usr/sbin/iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M fixed

and it appears to be working fine. The network manager signal bars on the panel below don’t match the actual signal connection strength I think I’m getting. Only one bar is lit. In WindowsXP the Netgear Network Manger icon shows most of the bars lit with a 86% signal strength.

I also noticed that the Netgear WG111v2 is running considerably warmer when I use it in openSuSE. The tx / rx light don’t work on the Netgear dongle when I’m in openSuSE too.

My question is what file do I edit to put the command

"/usr/sbin/iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M fixed"

so that this will load my netgear wg111v2 at 54M fixed every time I boot up openSuSE?