Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107576
Wireless link monitor always shows 82% when active
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:32 EST
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Description of problem:
I have a Dell Inspiron 600m laptop running Fedora Core. Since the built in
wireless adapter doesn't work I picked up a Belkin card. Since it is based on
the Atmel chipset I had to grab the driver from sourceforge and install it. So
far so good (minor bad interaction with X, but I can work around that). Anyway I
installed the wireless link monitor in the panel and it correctly detects if the
card is/isn't in the PCMCIA slot, however the link percentage is always
displayed as 82%. cat'ing /proc/net/wireless shows the signal strength varies.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add wireless link monitor to the panel
2. Move the laptop around
Actual Results: no change in indicated signal strength
Expected Results: it should have changed
I sure hope this isn't something brain dead I am doing :)
Bug produces exactly the same symptoms on my Compaq Presario 904EA
laptop with Belkin F5D6020U card running RH9.
Seems to be reading link quality number now. This is almost always
100% for me. I'm marking it is resolved for now. I am running FC2.