Rate on Lucent Orinoco

Phil chaos at firestorm.cx
Sun Sep 1 20:55:00 EST 2002

Hiya DS,

I've seen the exact same problem on my laptop. I have a Buffalo
Airstation card (same card as Lucent's I'm told, only rebranded).

The problem you describe only happens on the laptop which is running a
generic kernel 2.4.18. The same Buffalo card is running nicely at 11Mb
on my RedHat 7.3 box (with RedHat's 2.4.18-5 kernel).

But on the RedHat box it seems to force the use of a KEY, no matter what
I do. I can change the key, just can't get rid of it.

I setup another box last night running standard RedHat 7.3, no updates
or anything - and all of those problems vanished. Can set speed/key and
it all sticks. I believe it's running RedHat's 2.4.18-3 kernel.

I know this isn't any help, but I figured since I'm having similar
problems I'd throw some more info into the list :)

I'm gonna try 2.4.19 later, see if that makes a difference.


On Sun, 2002-09-01 at 05:25, D. Sen wrote:
> I am having trouble setting the rate on a Lucent Orinoco Silver card 
> using orinoco_cs.
> `iwconfig` reports ---> Bit Rate: 2Mb/s no matter what I do. (Tried 
> various things like setting `iwconfig rate <auto|11M>' before and after 
> the driver comes up to no avail).
> When I try to measure the throughput from a second (laptop) symetric 
> result. The transmission rate reaches upto 3 Mbits/sec while the 
> receving rate reaches a maximum of around 320 Kbits/sec.
> orinoco_cs version: 0.11b
> Linux Kernel Version: 2.4.19
> (The laptop has a prism-ii based integrated wireless connection with the 
> hostap_pci driver)
> Any ideas/help would be appreciated.
> DS

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