Really poor range in AP mode
Thu Jul 20 14:25:40 PDT 2006
I am somewhat at a loss on how to proceed. I have a hostap - driven
wifi card (linksys WCF12) which works OK, but its range is very poor. In
managed mode, the card has poor but acceptable range - say 10 -15', not
great, but OK for a handheld. In AP mode, the range is really really
bad - it can be measured in feet, sometimes in inches. Right now, I
have to have AP and client < 1' apart - even the width of a desktop will
cause the connection to fail.
I am convinced this is a driver problem, but I have struck out
completely with google finding any guidance on how to proceed.
But I am open to any and all suggestions on how to fix this. I need a
range of about 5 - 10' for my application.
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