Mandrake Cooker, kernel-2.6.8, and hostap...slow
Wed Sep 15 06:40:25 PDT 2004
As the subject indicates, I am running a current cooker (development) version
of Mandrake on my laptop and have tried the 3rd Party builtin hostap_cs
driver in kernel-188.8.131.52-2mdk (2.6.8 kernel variant). I am finding that the
rate on my card is locked at 2MB/s when using hostap.
I have an Orinoco Gold (Lucent) 802.11b wifi card for my laptop when at home.
My desktop system, same distro, to which I connect has a 802.11g card in it.
When using the default orinoco_cs module, the default transfer rate is
5.5MB/s. Last night, I decided to give a shot to the hostap_cs driver
provided now with the kernel as a 3rd Party addition. It works fine except
that the max/default rate is 2MB/s. I used iwconfig to try to bump up the
rate to 5, 6, or 11MB/s but nothing changed it from 2MB/s. Unfortunately, I
haven't been able to determine exactly what version of hostap is included in
the current 2.6.8 kernels but I would presume it to be rather recent(?).
Is there a trick to getting the rate boosted upward?
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