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Re: Anyone solved the b43legacy 1 Mb/s issue in Squeeze?

On 5/26/2011 12:59 PM, Mark wrote:
> On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 9:01 PM, Stan Hoeppner <stan@hardwarefreak.com>wrote:
>> On 5/25/2011 10:28 PM, Mark wrote:
>>> This is a long-standing issue with b43legacy wireless and transmission
>> rates
>>> being slow, across various Linux distros and many years.  Since I
>> upgraded
>>> to Squeeze I was hopeful the rate issue would be fixed but alas it is
>> not.
>>> I can run "iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M" to get wicd and iwconfig to say it's
>> 54
>>> Mb/s but it's actually connected at 1 Mb/s in reality.  Any chance
>> someone
>>> on this list has figured out a solution that my hours of Googling did not
>>> produce?  ndiswrapper didn't solve the problem based on other peoples'
>>> experiences, FWIW.
>> Providing some technical information may actually get you some help.
>> You've stated you have a speed problem with a wireless card, but didn't
>> even state which card, or rev of chip.  The way you've formed your
>> inquiry you have limited possible responders to those on this list who
>> actually have the same exact Broadcom chip you have, but you haven't
>> stated which one you have.
>> This is a technical mailing list.  Provide some technical details please.
> 02:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g
> Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 02)
> Here are the Google hits I referenced:
> http://www.google.com/search?q=bcm43xx+1+mb%2Fs+linux&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&client=iceweasel-a#hl=en&client=iceweasel-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:unofficial&sa=X&ei=sZPeTd71IJTZiAKfxdnqCg&sqi=2&ved=0CBUQBSgA&q=wireless+1Mb/s+linux&spell=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=859f00ba5791172e&biw=1680&bih=858
> What else should I provide?  Using vanilla Squeeze, wicd as wireless
> manager.  Already configured wicd wireless-settings.conf to be 54 Mb/s but
> the RX rate remains slow.
> Was curious if anyone had figured out a workaround.

You haven't mentioned whether the proprietary Broadcom driver provides
full speed.  Thus, we don't know if your card has a problem, or if you
simply can't get the FLOSS driver working.  If the Broadcom driver
works, why are you beating your head against the wall with the FLOSS
driver problem?

You also haven't mentioned your testing methodology.  If your test
consists of pulling a file via FTP over your home wired broadband
connection, which is only 1mb/s, then of course you'll only get 1mb/s RX
rates.  If test is over public WiFi with a verified throughput higher
than 1mb/s, then that information is obviously relevant.

Details, details, details.


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