Talk:Wireless network configuration

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If you found that you wireless permanently disconnects and you're using NetworkManager try to run: echo "options mac80211 probe_wait_ms=3000" > /etc/modprobe.d/wireless.conf -- 19:40, 23 September 2014‎ NickNill

Moved to talk as it doesn't explain what this does, nor how it fits in the article. Possibly belongs in Wireless_network_configuration#Random_disconnections -- Alad (talk) 17:55, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

Setting rts and fragmentation thresholds

I'm not sure if this section is right. Because AFAIK, if rts and fragmentation threshold is at maximum, it's effectively disabled. Could someone with better knowledge enlighten me about this? --Baongoc124 (talk) 08:10, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

After reading up on the topic, I believe you are correct. I have edited the section accordingly. Silverhammermba (talk) 20:35, 23 February 2016 (UTC)


iwlist uses outdated interfaces, and iw works better with modern wireless drivers. Can we remove the wireless_tools options from Wireless_network_configuration#Manual_setup? Pid1 (talk) 15:11, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

Many sections in Wireless_network_configuration#Troubleshooting still suggest only iwconfig commands. We need to find equivalent iw options first... -- Lahwaacz (talk) 15:21, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

"your key"

What is my key? Wireless_network_configuration#Association --Kete (talk) 00:38, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

I believe it is the security password configured on the router. Silverhammermba (talk) 12:47, 11 March 2016 (UTC)

connection timeouts

I have replaced the expansion with a remove template for Wireless network configuration#Connection always times out. Of course there will still be cases where a particular Linux client wifi module <-> access point can benefit from limiting either tx power or rate, yet the methods create more problems now than they used to. For rates and tx power both, all new wireless modes change them dynamically (for power saving) anyway. For tx power it often depends more on the traffic and how routers/clients in the area are setup (if they use auto channel for example). One could update instructions linking to new related iw docs, but I see this as detrimental for readers expecting a general troublesection item regarding "connection timeouts". --Indigo (talk) 16:11, 4 April 2016 (UTC)

No objections raised, removed with [1]. Closing. --Indigo (talk) 06:51, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Setting regulatory domain

In the section Respecting the regulatory domain in my opinion the following information should be added:

Another reason for an unchanged regulatory domain after adjusting the settings can be the fact, that linux uses information about the regulatory domain provided by the access point. As far as I unterstand these information are only retrieved, if the PC is associated with the access point. For details see: [2] (subsection: Country IE processing)

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