Subject: Re: ral, hostap and netbsd..
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: tech-net
Date: 12/16/2005 19:45:32
On Sat, Dec 10, 2005 at 10:48:34PM +0000, Martijn van Buul wrote:
> It occurred to me that David Young wrote in
> > It *is* very important that adapter A does not choose a bitrate, or any
> > other parameter, that adapter B does not support.  net80211, if it is
> > used correctly by ral, will choose the bitrates and other parameters
> > that both adapters support.  You can view that information with wlanctl.
> Is it normal for that information to be asymetrical, as in "The AP knows
> itself and the clients, but the clients only know the AP" ?


> > Maybe rssadapt is getting mal-adapted to conditions at your
> > home, and causing your ral woes? 
> Well, I was having problems at my old home as well (but didn't have time to
> look after it back then), and there's not in common between them; my
> old place was a 1920-ish house with wooden floors and brick walls, in an
> area where most people had already left, and therefore with no other networks
> I could detect, while my new place is an appartment on the 8th floor in
> a busy area, with a lot of concrete. So if I was having some freak 
> condition in my old house, I managed to reproduce it quite successfully..

No freakish condition necessary.


David Young             OJC Technologies      Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933