[2008.9] Wifi very unreliable

Nishit Dave stargazer.dave at gmail.com
Tue Sep 30 12:26:38 CEST 2008

On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 3:27 PM, <vasco.nevoa at sapo.pt> wrote:

> Hi all.
> Now that you mention this, I think the problem is Hardware based.
> I've bought an Asus Eee 901 :D, and now I have a means of comparison
> in terms of WiFi reception.
> My conclusion is that the Neo FR's wifi sucks.
> Example1:
> - my home AP has WPA; sitting 2 meters away from it, the FR show 50%
> signal strength. Okay, you can say that's too close and they are
> "shouting" at each other, causing signal corruption. Very well, I take
> it 10 meters away, behind a couple of normal walls. The signal
> strength drops all the way, right down to 5%, which is pretty
> unusable. The Eee901 has 100% signal strength in the vicinity of the
> AP, and behind those walls shows 30%.
> Example2:
> - at work, the Eee901 picks up 4 weak networks, the strongest one at
> 35% strength and joins (no security) without problems. The FR picks up
> only the stronger one at 8%, and it cannot join it.
> This has convinced me that either the wifi on the FR has serious
> hardware problems, or the software is misguiding it. Anyway, it needs
> serious attention.
> Has anyone filed bugs on this wifi problem?
> Vasco.

You're doing better than me.  I was getting a 35% signal strength from my
wifi router (Linksys RangePlus) at the same distance.  My laptop showed the
signal strength to be 'excellent'.

Now that I think of it, I got better performance when I had set the FR down
next to the router.
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