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Re: Slow wireless

From: Keith Clark <keithclark_at_nospam>
Date: Sat Oct 08 2011 - 04:09:48 GMT
To: users@lists.fedoraproject.org

On Sat, 2011-10-08 at 00:02 -0400, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Keith Clark writes:
>
> > Hey Sam,
> >
> > Sorry I didn't mention that before. Yes, I've tried wired and I get the
> > correct speeds as they should be. 2 Mbps download and 0.5 Mbps upload.
>
> There are a few low-hanging fruits you can check, to eliminate the obvious.
>
> First, how many access points NetworkManager shows, besides your own. If you
> have a bunch of other access points round you, your wireless frequency may
> be saturated. You may or may not have better luck by reconfiguring your
> wireless router to use a different channel.
>
> If your laptop is in a different room than your wireless router, or if you
> have other devices connected to your wireless router: turn off all other
> devices, take the laptop, and go sit next to your wireless router, connect
> to it, and see how fast things move when you're right next to it.
>
>
Yeah, I thought of all that stuff too. It works fine on another laptop
we have and it also used to work on this laptop running Ubuntu.

I really believe that this is an open firmware issue.

Keith

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