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Old 05-11-2005, 04:14 AM   #1
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3com 3crwe154a73 AR5212 802.11abg NIC LINKQUALITY problem


I have a problem with my 3com wlan pcmcia card.

Under Window$ everything works nice, but when i start my linux (Suse 9.2) I get a very bad linky quality an only 10m away from my accesspoint, i lost contact.

The hardware:

3com 3crwe154a73

0000:03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications, Inc. AR5212 802.11abg NIC (rev 01)
Subsystem: 3Com Corporation: Unknown device 6002
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 11
Memory at 20800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2


ath0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"XXXXX" Nickname:"XXXXXX"
Mode:Managed Frequency:5.32 GHz Access Point: FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF
Bit Rate:6 Mb/s Tx-Power:50 dBm Sensitivity=0/3
Retry : off RTS thr : off Fragment thr : off
Encryption key : off
Power Management : off
Link Quality=35/94 Signal level=-60 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

What can i do ?

Last edited by saavik; 05-11-2005 at 04:15 AM.
Old 09-06-2005, 08:33 AM   #2
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I didn`t get this to work.

Now with a cisco 350 PCMCIA Card everything works fine, but I am sure there is a less expensive card that can also work without problems.


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