Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453278
Slow wireless network speeds
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:51:51 EDT
Description of problem
My 802.11g network only achieves speeds of around 80-250kb/s under fedora,
instead of something more reasonable. This is quite frustrating.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect to wlan
2. scp file
3. watch molasses-like transfer speeds
175MB file takes upwards of half an hour to transfer
175MB file takes a couple of minutes at most
this seems to affect both my Thinkpad z61 (Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG) and my
t41 (atheros AR5212). GigE speeds are roughly what you'd expect.
So, this seems to be dependent on network quality, in that if I sit right next to my AP, it works happily, but if I move away then it starts to suffer badly. NetworkManager reports a much lower connection quality, which never improves. Maybe there's some low water mark effect going on?
(an eeepc and a linksys wrt54g running as a wireless bridge do not show significantly impaired connectivity in these locations)
Is it any better in 18.104.22.168-29?
Better, but not fixed. Now I get around 1.2MB/s compared to 2.5MB/s with the wrt54g bridge. It was around 300KB/s before.
And it's back to rubbish again in 22.214.171.124-45 :'(
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