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 From:  "Tomas Smedberg" <tomas at smedberg dot nu>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall 1.2b# terrible wireless throughput
 Date:  Sat, 26 Mar 2005 10:52:55 +0100

I have the same speed issue with my 4801 & 1.2b5+ on my internet interface 
without wireless.
See example below.

1.2b6 w/rules & wo/rules (fdefault)
Send     7.83 Mbit/s
Recieve 1.50 Mbit/s   <---- !!
Recieve    9.73 Mbit/s

1.1 w/rules
Send       7.57 Mbit/s
Recieve    9.33 Mbit/s
Recieve   9.74 Mbit/s

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Courtney" <blixel at gmail dot com>
To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2005 2:50 AM
Subject: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall 1.2b# terrible wireless throughput

> Since the newest betas of m0n0walll are running on FreeBSD 5.3, I
> decided to buy an 802.11b/g Mini PCI card from netgate.com so I could
> finally join the land of 54Mbps wireless.
> However, nothing is going right for me and I'm wondering if someone
> can offer some advice.
> The new Mini PCI card got here today and I've been messing with it for
> hours and hours.  The first thing I did was download the 1.2b7
> m0n0wall firmware and upgrade my Soekris net4801.  After it was done,
> I shut it down and unplugged everything.  I installed the new MiniPCI
> card netgate and then powered it back up.
> Since then, my wireless has been virtually unusable.  The signal
> quality to my wireless stations is all over the place and they
> frequently drop connection.  I can't even transfer the smallest of
> files without a dropped connection.  When the transfer is actually
> working, I get as much as 17Mbps according to the traffic graph, but
> it doesn't last for more than 10 seconds before it drops to under
> 1Mbps, or drops connection completely.
> I tried putting changing channels even though the channel I had been
> using with my 802.11b MiniPCI card from netgate.com was working just
> fine.
> After spending literally my entire day on this problem, I finally gave
> up and put my old 802.11b card back in.  With my old card back in, I
> decided to keep the beta firmware on the system.  But I quickly
> changed my mind on that because I noticed file transfers were only
> 900Kbps.  But at least they were sustained.  No drop outs.
> But since I was getting 5x that before, I decided to downgrade the
> firmware back to 1.11.  Now, with my old 802.11b card back in and with
> the 1.11 m0n0wall system, my wireless connections are again rock solid
> and I'm able to sustain a 5.5Mbps file transfer indefinitely.  (Tested
> with several large ISO images.)
> So that's my story.  Can anyone help?  Suggestions?
> Why is this 802.11g card so unstable?  It drops constantly.
> Why is m0n0wall 1.2b7 only giving me 900Kbps with my old 802.11b card
> when m0n0wall 1.11 gives me 5.5Mbps?
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