mode 11g, but 6Mbps

Federico Lorenzi florenzi at
Tue Jul 24 09:21:27 UTC 2007

On 7/24/07, Pietro Cerutti <gahr at> wrote:
> Hi List,
> I have an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG adapter using the wpi0 driver
> connecting to an access point using the 802.11g mode.
> # ifconfig wpi0 mode 11g
> # ifconfig wpi0
> ...
> media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11g (OFDM/6Mbps)
> ...
> Can anyone explain why I see OFDM/6Mbps instead of OFDM/54Mbps (or at
> least 19Mbps if you mean the actual throughput?)
It could depend on a few things, first off remember that it's a highly
experimental driver at
this stage, and don't mean to be stating the obvious, but are you
actually close enough to
the AP to get 54mbps? Windows says 54 / 11 no matter what speed it is
running at.


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