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    Wireless iwconfig rate auto too low


    left to its own devices my wireless connects at too low a speed. I have a 20meg internet connection and my wireless is slowing it down to like 3meg. When I reboot into windows it's fine. When I run iwconfig eth1 rate 11M or even 24M the connection is much faster and runs fine, why won't it automatically go higher? Is this the fault of the driver? I am running Broadcom's driver compiled from source. Also, how can I set it to 24M at boot?

    Thanks, Jamie

    Edit: I guess I can put iwconfig eth1 rate 24M in rc.local, but I'd still like to get auto running higher, especially as my signal should be pretty good.

    Output from iwconfig white rate=auto:

    eth1 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"honeypot"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.417 GHz Access Point: xxx
    Bit Rate=1 Mb/s Tx-Power:24 dBm
    Retry min limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
    Encryption keyff
    Power Managementff
    Link Quality=5/5 Signal level=-47 dBm Noise level=-91 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:2 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
    Last edited by JamieKitson; December 15th, 2010 at 11:39 AM.

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