mode 11g, but 6Mbps

Pietro Cerutti gahr at
Tue Jul 24 09:41:47 UTC 2007

Federico Lorenzi wrote:
> 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.

Hi Federico,

Actually I'm 4 meters away from the AP.
I know that wpi is still in pre-alpha state ;-)


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