Re: iwconfig wlan0 rate

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-06-25 07:06:11 UTC

On Thu, Jun 20, 2002 at 05:49:07PM -0800, J. Patrick O'Neill Jr. wrote:

> Both of my stations using linksys and cisco windows utilities indicate a
> rate of 11Mbps. However a "iwconfig" shows the following...
> [root_at_buffalo root]# iwconfig
> Mode:Master Frequency:2.462GHz Access Point: 00:06:25:A7:4A:73
> Bit Rate:2Mb/s Tx-Power:-8 dBm Sensitivity=1/3

> Why would the auto setting show 2Mbps? I am using a Linksys PCI wireless
> card.

You did not specify which version of the Host AP driver you are using, but assuming it is 2002-05-19 or later (i.e., not a CVS version), the driver just copied whatever current TX rate the firmware reported. However, in Host AP mode this seems to be fixed to 2 Mbps (at least I haven't seen any other value) even though the real TX rate might have been 11 Mbps. Current CVS version has changed behavior: the driver will report the last really used TX rate if host-based TX rate controlling is used.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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