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 From:  Philippe =?iso-8859-1?q?Cl=E9ri=E9?= <philippe at gcal dot net>
 To:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Wireless inconsistencies
 Date:  Sat, 9 Oct 2004 07:12:29 -0500

I am new to this list and before anything else I would like to 
compliment the developers of m0n0wall for a very nice tool. The web GUI 
is particularly impressive and easy to work with. Thanks.

Now to my little problem.

Hardware is Soekris 4511, with a Lucent 802.11b Orinoco PCMCIA card. WAN 
is going to be the wireless card, connected to a dish antenna via 
pigtail and a 30 feet low loss coax cable. The 4511 is replacing an old 
IBM Aptiva Pentium 100 with Debian.

No problem getting m0n0wall up and running. Everything worked very 
nicely when I connected to a Netgear wireless router. However, it 
refuses to connect to the wireless WAN. The web interface shows 'No 

I checked signal strength using the older box and it's -54dBm with 
-87dBm noise. That's pretty decent, even if noise is usually much lower 
than that.

Thanks for any help.

Best regards,
Philippe Clérié