[2008.9] Wifi very unreliable
vasco.nevoa at sapo.pt
vasco.nevoa at sapo.pt
Tue Sep 30 13:22:02 CEST 2008
Okay, I've filed bug #2043 about this. Go ahead and add info if you like.
Citando Daniel Hedblom <daniel at solle.se>:
> Im also inclined to think its a hardware/driver problem and have
> nothing to do with wpa_supplicant or any other highlevel stuff. I
> fully understand if higher stuff is left to the community but i did
> expect the kernel and low level stuff to work a bit better than now
> when i bought the phone. It could ofcourse be just some phones thats
> broken and most works well because of some faulty batch.
> Does anyone know if work is happening on the kernel side of wifi or is
> it an orphan right now needing more people?
> 2008/9/30 <vasco.nevoa at sapo.pt>:
>> 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.
>> - 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%.
>> - 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?
>> Citando Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel at free.fr>:
>>> On Tue, 2008-09-30 at 11:06 +0200, Matthias Apitz wrote:
>>>> I'm using the Wifi-method described in
>>>> i.e. having a working config file /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
>>>> for all my known access points (which is just a copy of that I'm using
>>>> daily and stable in my two FreeBSD based laptops); and I'm trying to bring
>>>> up the eth0 with
>>>> # ifup eth0
>>>> this works very unreliable; in (let's say) 8 of 10 cases it can't
>>>> associate to the AP, even not after fresh re-boots and independently if
>>>> the AP at my home works with WEP or in my office with WPA;
>>> I found that, for WEP networking, the only working way is to manually
>>> configure the interface:
>>> iwconfig eth0 key <yourkeyhere>
>>> iwconfig eth0 essid <yourssidhere>
>>> udhcpc eth0
>>> And even then, it's not guaranteed to work, or if it works, it won't for
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