I just set up my router. Reception is good throughout the house, with the exception of the computer with wireless dongle (an android phone and a laptop with a bilt-in wireless card connect terrificly). Dropouts are random, often and common (I stay conencted from 1 second to 10 minutes with the 1 second case the most common). When there are no other devices on the network, or when my neighbours have turned off their wireless routers, dropouts are infrequent.
I guess I have to set longer timeout and lower signal strength treshold, but do not know how to do that.
How shall I proceed to set up a, maybe slow, but reliable conenction? Here are excerts from some commands outputs.
OS: Ubuntu 10.04 x86_32 USB dongle: says just "TP-LINK", is pretty tiny router: wired-wireless TP-LINK router, rated wireless speed 150Nbps distance: 2 rooms i.e. 2 walls, 15 meters ifconfig: wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 54:e6:fc:8f:d4:73 inet addr:192.168.1.101 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0 inet6 addr: fe80::56e6:fcff:fe8f:d473/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:446 errors:0 dropped:481 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:144937 (144.9 KB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) iwconfig: wlan0 802.11b/g/n li ESSID:"WiFi" Mode:Managed Frequency=2.427 GHz Access Point: 54:E6:FC:BC:50:FE Bit Rate=300 Mb/s Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off Link Quality=65/100 Signal level=-71 dBm Noise level=-102 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0 dmesg: [ 2245.471876] ieee80211: Failed to reply on ADDBA_REQ as some capability is not ready(0, 1) [ 2245.471886] =====>to send ADDBARSP route: Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface 192.168.1.0 * 255.255.255.0 U 2 0 0 wlan0 link-local * 255.255.0.0 U 1000 0 0 wlan0 default 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 wlan0 Network manager conects at 2/3 signal power. iwlist power: wlan0 Supported modes : o Receive all packets (unicast & multicast) o Receive Unicast only (discard multicast) o Receive Multicast only (discard unicast) Fixed period ; min period:0us max period:5s Fixed timeout ; min timeout:0us max timeout:65.535s Current mode:off iwlist rate: wlan0 12 available bit-rates : 1 Mb/s 2 Mb/s 5.5 Mb/s 11 Mb/s 6 Mb/s 9 Mb/s 12 Mb/s 18 Mb/s 24 Mb/s 36 Mb/s 48 Mb/s 54 Mb/s Current Bit Rate=300 Mb/s