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 From:  Scott Myers <scott at paperstreettech dot com>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Slow/Buggy OPT1 Wireless InterfaceHmm.. First confusion, then frustration... now what?
 Date:  Wed, 25 Oct 2006 16:51:15 -0400
Thanks, but...

Just tested this. Doesn't seem to help any.  Does anyone else know of
another way to diagnose this issue? I am up against a wall with this
installation.

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>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Scott Myers [mailto:scott at paperstreettech dot com] 
>> Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 7:59 AM
>> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
>> Subject: [m0n0wall] Slow/Buggy OPT1 Wireless InterfaceHmm.. 
>> First confusion, then frustration... now what?
>>
>> Ok my previous mailing list posts don't even seem to point to 
>> the nature of this problem... I am running a Soekris net 4511 
>> with a Senao NL-2511CD wireless card. (listed as supporting 
>> hostap in the Docs) When ever I try to connect via the 
>> Wireless/OPT1 interface, the performance is.. well strange.  
>> I can go to a site, but then it hangs when loading the next 
>> site, or resolves one site and then not the next. 
>> I thought this was due to incorrect firewall rules on the 
>> OPT1 interface, but no changes in these rules have yielded 
>> any positive results. Even worse, the firewall logs don't 
>> seem to show the OPT1 experiencing any dropped packets due to 
>> rules, as previously thought. 
>> The LAN interface behaves beautifully, but no matter what I 
>> try to do the OPT1 interface refuses to act the same. I have 
>> tried reloading the M0n0wall software and resetting the 
>> rules, nothing works.  It never seems to perform correctly. I 
>> am not trying to be a PIA, but any help or places I could 
>> look to resolve the issue would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>> Scott
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> I've seen this too with pfSense.  In pfSense, this was slightly
> alleviated by forcing the use of one of the antenna connectors on the
> card.  The symptom prior to doing this was a lot of in/out errors on the
> interface, which you don't have.  Even with the antenna assigned
> correctly, all streamed data comes in "spurts" rather than in a
> consistent stream.  I don't know if any of the m0n0 or pfSense devs are
> championing this cause yet.  I think their recommendation has always
> been to use an external wireless device.  Lame excuse, but probably
> necessary.
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