Wireless connection at 1Mb/s

Asked by xI Serj Ix on 2008-04-25

I recently installed 8.04 LTS in a dual boot configuration with Vista. I can connect to my wireless network but my max rate is 1 Mb/s instead of 54 Mb/s. The wireless card I am using is a Linksys WMP54g v4 with the rt2500pci driver. Whenever I try to surf the net or download anything it takes forever and my download rate is usually somewhere around 25 - 30 KB/s. My internet connection is 8 Mb/s so I should be going alot faster. When I use Vista the speed is just fine so it's only when I'm in Ubuntu. Can anyone please help?

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2008-04-25
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2008-10-27
hardcorelinux (hardcorelinux) said : #1

In the test downloads were you hitting the same server for the same file?

jammin2222 (jammin2222) said : #2

I have the same problem

open the terminal and type

sudo iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M

then enter your password

then click on your wireless networks name to reconnect. Then look at the connection speed. I have to do this each time i boot up.

If somebody knows how to make it do that at startup i would be most grateful

Todd Edwards (todd-xgeek) said : #3

sudo pico /etc/rc.local

add this before the exit line.

iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M

I would like to note that this forces the card into a 54M connection and if that channel is noisy it ignores it. This fixes the problem but can also make it worse depending on the number of 2.4ghz devices surrounding and inside of your home.

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