Packet loss on an 11 mile link...

tom at tom
Mon Sep 8 07:23:37 PDT 2003

	I'm going to go ahead and say that it's a timing issue.  What
rate is the link running at currently?  If you're trying to run an
802.11b network at 11Mbit, you may have some issues.  Try stepping the
speed down, and see if that resolves things.

Good Luck,
Thomas Cameron

-----Original Message-----
From: Curtis V. Schleich [mailto:cvslist at] 
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2003 9:23 AM
To: hostap at
Subject: Packet loss on an 11 mile link...

Hello all.  I've recently been fighting a packet loss issue on an 11.1
mile link.  Radio signal strength seems to be decent, but we've got
between 5 and 10 percent packet loss, and the link is pretty unusable.
Does anyone know any parameters that I can tune the hostap software with
to increase the reliability of this link?  Packet loss on closer links
to the same AP are only slightly lossy, but it's still there.

I'm using the CVS version of hostap downloaded on August 25th, kernel
version 2.4.22, kernel pcmcia on a RedHat 9 machine.

Any suggestions are welcome!

Thanks for your time!

Curtis V. Schleich,
CCAonline, Inc.

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