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Old 09-15-2006, 08:39 AM   #1
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Signal Strength Meter shows low signal?

I have wireless lan configured and working on my laptop. I notice the signal strength meter only shows 1 bar, even when I am sitting right next to the router. I think the utility that is monitoring my connection is drakroam. Here is a snapshot of iwlist:

[root@localhost falcon56215]# iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Protocol:IEEE 802.11b
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Quality:0/100 Signal level:-38 dBm Noise level:-256 dBm
Encryption keyn
Bit Rate:1 Mb/s
Bit Rate:2 Mb/s
Bit Rate:5.5 Mb/s
Bit Rate:6 Mb/s
Bit Rate:9 Mb/s
Bit Rate:11 Mb/s
Bit Rate:12 Mb/s
Bit Rate:18 Mb/s
Bit Rate:24 Mb/s
Bit Rate:36 Mb/s
Bit Rate:48 Mb/s
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s
(Unknown Wireless Token 0x8C05)

It seems I should have more than 1 bar of signal?

Also the interface shows the connection as WEP security, even though I am using WPA. The connection does work, it's just one of those little aggrevations. Any Ideas?



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