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September 1st, 2009, 08:17 PM
I have a Gigabyte GN-WP01GS, but my connection is unbearably slow.

Here is my iwconfig:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"Skooter"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.462 GHz Access Point: 00:1C:F0:F7:46:A1
Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power=7 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Power Management:off
Link Quality=72/100 Signal level:-69 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

pan0 no wireless extensions.

I did not update the drivers, as I don't know how to.

September 1st, 2009, 09:39 PM
I had a similar issue and yea it probably does have something to do with the drivers. The default drivers that came with the OS were slow, set the bit rate to 1mbit like yours (or 36,000mbit/s according to the plasmoid) and had a low signal quality (and the link light didnt blink). Unfortunately after setting up ndiswrapper and installing the proper drivers from linksys, I couldnt get anyone on here to respond as to why it wouldnt pull an IP.

Eventually I just gave up because installing drivers shouldnt be this difficult, nor take longer than a day to install (or 2 or 3 for that matter), and simply installed the DD WRT firmware on a spare router, set it on "bridged client" mode and now I have properly functioning 54mbit wireless device in ubuntu

September 3rd, 2009, 12:16 AM
I found the answer from searching on Google.

add iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M into /etc/rc.local before the exit line