Re: poor wireless sensitivity after installation of fc5 on an ibm x40 laptop

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On Sat, 26 Aug 2006, David Perkinson wrote:

Hi Ronald,

Thanks for your suggestion. The version I had installed was 3.0.2. Just to make sure, I removed it and used the rpm you suggested. After installation, my /lib/firmware looked like this:

ipw2200-2.4-LICENSE ipw2200-sniffer.fw ipw-2.4-ibss.fw ipw2200-3.0-LICENSE ipw-2.4-boot.fw ipw-2.4-ibss_ucode.fw
ipw2200-bss.fw               ipw-2.4-bss.fw              ipw-2.4-sniffer.fw
ipw2200-ibss.fw              ipw-2.4-bss_ucode.fw  ipw-2.4-sniffer_ucode.fw

After rmmod ipw2200 and modprobe ipw2200, there was no increase in sensitivity (e.g., I cannot communicate with wireless in the room adjacent to the router, whereas previously I was able to communicate not only in adjacent rooms but from much further distances).

So I have reverted to 3.0.2 and the problem remains.

Latest kernel? The driver is tied to the firmware, so if you are still using a driver version that requires firmware 2.4, having 3.0 won't help.

Also, there are later releases of the driver now than are in any FC kernel. See for instructions on updating the driver in place.


Ronald Warsow wrote:
hi David

firware has changed to V. 3x




		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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