iwconfig bitrate is not set properly
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Binary package hint: wireless-tools
I'm using Xubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, and the bug is in wireless-tools 29-1.1ubuntu2 (but not limited to it; this bug has also appeared in other distributions such as Fedora). The hardware I'm using is a Ralink RT2500 wireless card, and my internet connection security is WPA/WPA2. I'm using the latest NetworkManager to connect to the internet, and NetworkManager-
The issue is that the internet connection speed is not set to what it should be. All the connections always get set to 1Mb/s, no matter what the actual connection speed should be, and thus it greatly limits the connection. Although I'm not sure, but I believe that the auto bitrate in iwconfig is malfunctioning in that it always sets the lowest possible speed.
I've also found a workaround: if you manually set the connection speed, it works properly (and NetworkManager-
ifconfig wlan0 up
iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M
...assuming the connection is wlan0. This needs to be done each time the connection is established, though, so I have added the lines to /etc/rc.local. Though I have read that the same can be achieved by entering "iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M fixed" instead.
|Changed in wireless-tools (Fedora):|
|status:||Unknown → Confirmed|