View Full Version : [ubuntu] Wifi will only connect at 1mbit?
January 2nd, 2009, 01:38 PM
Advent 6000 with RALink 6164 miniPCI Wifi Card
Where ever I go my wireless only seems to connect at 1mbit? I've had a good search around but can't seem to find the problem? Everything else works fine?
Anyone got any good suggestions?
January 2nd, 2009, 01:41 PM
Oh forgot to mention I'm running 8.10
January 2nd, 2009, 01:42 PM
It's a bug in the driver. You should be able to run something like:
iwconfig wlan0 set rate 54M
to have it working at normal speed.
January 2nd, 2009, 03:21 PM
If that doesn't help and you're in a heavily populated area, you might try changing the wireless channel used by your access point. I used to have trouble with slow/spotty connections and that fixed it for me.
January 2nd, 2009, 04:43 PM
tried iwconfig wlan0 set rate 54M
then remembered my wireless is ra0 for some reason.
iwconfig ra0 set rate 54M
and it came back
iwconfig: unknown command "set"
Any other ideas - thanks for the help so far
January 2nd, 2009, 04:48 PM
sudo iwconfig ra0 rate 54M
then restarted the network and worked brilliantly! Also the signal strength has nearly doubled (laptop has not moved!)
January 2nd, 2009, 08:41 PM
quick update. Every time I restart my laptop it loses this setting and reverts back to 1mbit, is there anyway to make the change permenant?
January 20th, 2009, 02:04 AM
I had the same issue, and I followed the instructions from here:
nm-applet still shows 1M, but iwconfig shows 54. Test with SpeedTest.net confirms it.
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