Subject: Re: Lucent Wavelan vs. 11 Mbit
To: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brett Lymn <email@example.com>
Date: 04/26/2000 20:13:21
According to Martin Husemann:
>After noticing about 470 kByte/s transferrates via ftp,
That is what I get as well. I did not worry about it too much because
that is what I got with a pcmcia network card, I assumed that the
pcmcia was slowing things down a bit.
> I changed the TX speed
>selection via wiconfig to 11, now wiconfig reports "TX rate (selection): 11"
>and "TX speed (actual speed): 2". (Before it was 3 and 2 resp.)
Your TX speed does sound low. With my wavelans (same model as yours)
NIC serial number: [ 00UT01428811 ]
Station name: [ NetBSD WaveLAN/IEEE node ]
SSID for IBSS creation: [ NetBSD IBSS ]
Current netname (SSID): [ NetBSD IBSS ]
Desired netname (SSID): [ ]
Current BSSID: [ 00:00:00:00:00:00 ]
Channel list: [ 2047 ]
IBSS channel: [ 3 ]
Current channel: [ 3 ]
Comms quality/signal/noise: [ 0 27 27 ]
Promiscuous mode: [ Off ]
Port type (1=BSS, 3=ad-hoc): [ 3 ]
MAC address: [ 00:60:1d:f6:32:44 ]
TX rate (selection): [ 3 ]
TX rate (actual speed): [ 11 ]
RTS/CTS handshake threshold: [ 2347 ]
Create IBSS: [ Off ]
Access point density: [ 1 ]
Power Mgmt (1=on, 0=off): [ 0 ]
Max sleep time: [ 100 ]
WEP encryption: [ On ]
TX encryption key: [ 1 ]
And my machines are a bit more than a metre apart with a couple of
brick walls in between.
>What does "Comms quality/signal/noise: 0/27/27" mean?
Dunno - I would appreciate and explanation though :-)
>Is this an interoperability issue with the Lucent windows driver? I'm going to
>use the second card in a NetBSD machine later, will I see beter throughput?
Both ends of my connection are NetBSD. As I said before ftp maxes out
at about 500kbytes for me, it did it with a normal ethernet pcmcia
card as well so I took it as being correct.....
BTW has anyone got the stats working on their wavelans? I always get
0's for everything when I do a "wiconfig wi0 -o"
Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, BAE SYSTEMS