Subject: Re: tinkering with wi interfaces (Prism 2.5)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: David Young <email@example.com>
Date: 02/01/2004 00:02:16
On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 12:54:21PM -0800, Jeff Rizzo wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2004 at 10:13:08AM +0100, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> > > I've read over the wi(4), ifconfig(8), ifmedia(4), and wiconfig(8)
> > > man pages, and I'm trying to find how to hardwire certain
> > > things in the new world order where most settings are done in
> > > ifconfig rather than wiconfig. (To give you a hint on the last
> > > time I played around seriously with this stuff, it was about
> > > the time the "wavelan" page on the netbsd website was originally written, and
> > > *it* references 1.4G).
> > >
> > general good ideas with WiFi links are:
> > 1) if stations aren't moving frequently, so there are same conditions most
> > of time, turn off speed autonegotiation and set maximum speed that works
> > reliably.
> There's the rub; I haven't figured out how to stop autonegotiation from
> happening at some level; I thought that setting it with "ifconfig wi0
> media DS11" would do it, but it would appear that some (if not all)
> frames are sent at lower speeds anyway.
Management frames are sent at 2Mbps (or lower, as indicated by the
conditions) to comply with the IEEE spec.
David Young OJC Technologies
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