Re: Change wireless interface "sens" value how?

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On Sat, Feb 12, 2011 at 3:12 PM, mike cloaked <[email protected]> wrote:
> I am trying to resolve some wireless issue with a laptop running F14,
> and I need to change the "sens" (i.e. Sensitivity) value for the
> wireless interface.
>
> However when trying to run the following command as root it fails:
>
> iwconfig wlan0 sens -65
>
> gives output:
> Error for wireless request "Set Sensitivity" (8B08) :
>     SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.
>

I had some private exchanges with another Fedora user - who suggested
that the driver for this card may not support changing sens!

I tested a different laptop with different wireless card:

03:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG
[Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)

[[email protected] ~]# lsmod|grep ipw
ipw2200               116546  0
libipw                 21037  1 ipw2200
cfg80211              110951  2 ipw2200,libipw
lib80211                4107  3 lib80211_crypt_ccmp,ipw2200,libipw

For that laptop I can change the value of sens!

So I suppose that for the netbook it will not be possible to achieve
what I needed and only if the driver supports the sens value - I
really wish this was easier information to find!
-- 
mike c
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