Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85419
Poor wifi connection with WEP enabled
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:45 EDT
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Description of problem:
I had this same problem with RH 8.0 and it's still present in Phoebe...
I've got a Dell CPx-500 laptop and an Orinoco Silver wifi 801.11b pcmcia card
with 64 bit WEP encryption.
With WEP enabled, I can surf to one, maybe two sites. Then my connection bogs
down and I can't connect to any other sites. I don't get any error messages,
but the Mozilla spinner just spins and nothing happens like it's trying to connect.
However, when I turn off WEP, my connection flies and there's no problems. I
know this is not a hardware problem b/c I've tested it on some other distros and
my wifi connection works just fine, with WEP enabled.
There is something going on with either the RH kernel, the orinoco_cs module, or
something that's causing this wifi connection to get clogged up when WEP is enabled.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set up Orinoco silver pcmcia wifi card, turn on WEP
2. Connect to websites
Actual Results: I can connect to one or two sites, then connection clogs up.
Expected Results: Connection should be nice and clean, even with WEP enabled.
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