The 'fact' that both the prism2.5 (11b) and atheros (11g) cards drop on
FreeBSD 5.x based systems is somewhat interesting.
I can't remember (or find, natch) what kind of board you're running on.
I can say that FreeBSD 5.x systems (m0n0 1.2b6 in particular) get about
with 11g when I test them here. (This peaks the CPU, btw.) 11b cards
in the same (wrap) board
get 5Mbps, or possibly a little more.
This is likely either specific to your board, or you've got something
going wrong in the local RF environment.
David Courtney wrote:
>I've been messing with m0n0wall versions for the last hour. Here is
>what I've come up with so far.
>m0n0wall 1.2b5/6/7 all give me the same results with my 802.11 (b
>only) netgate card. I get between 765kbps and 1Mpbps during large
>file transfers. (I used a FreeBSD 600MB+ ISO to test the transfer.)
>The average result was around 850kbps ... it would only occassionaly
>drop lower than 850kbps and would only ocassionally go higher than
>900kbps. The connection seemed solid though. Meaning it wouldn't
>drop out and the data rate was constant. It didn't jump up and down
>much at all. It also did not matter which channel I used.
>m0n0wall 1.11 and 1.2b3 give me the same result. Which isn't too
>surprising since they are both FreeBSD 4.x. But the result with those
>was a constant file transfer rate of 5.42Mbps - 5.72Mbps with no drop
>outs or sudden changes in data transfer speed. Channel didn't matter.
>So the problem appears to be with m0n0wall versions that are using
>FreeBSD 5.x. Unfortunately there's no 802.11g support in the 4.x
>version so I guess I'm just out of luck.
>At least for now, the 5.x FreeBSD versions aren't an option because
>the wireless connection quality is just too horrible.
>I'm not sure what else I can do. I don't know if I can return the
>802.11g netgate card or not. I certainly don't want to. I want
>802.11g speed. But I don't know when or if these apparent problems
>will be worked out. If it's m0n0wall, it might be fixed in the next
>beta. But if it's a kernel problem, there isn't much Manuel can do
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