Difference between revisions of "Talk:Wireless network configuration"

From ArchWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(Remove closed topic.)
(WPS and its impact in stability and speed: Closing)
 
(109 intermediate revisions by 18 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
==Mention modprobe -l==
+
== Modules - Generic ==
Does anybody else besides me think that it would be helpful to mention modprobe -l to get a list of loaded modules/drivers and that ath9k is already included in the kernel at the beginning of ''First steps'' or ''Drivers and Firmware'' section? In my case (I have a Thinkpad x61) I didn't have to install any additional drivers, so I could proceed immediately to Manual setup and everything worked perfectly.
+
<br>--[[User:Bhobbit|Bhobbit]] 01:03, 7 June 2009 (EDT)
+
  
== Overall article readability (notes and split) ==
+
If you found that you wireless permanently disconnects and you're using NetworkManager try to run:
There is no doubt this article is very rich, but I find it a bit messy overall.
+
echo "options mac80211 probe_wait_ms=3000" > /etc/modprobe.d/wireless.conf -- 19:40, 23 September 2014‎ NickNill
At first sight, the newcomer may think managing wireless is a real odyssey, whereas it may be 2 simple steps for most users.
+
* More than 50% of the article is dedicated to specific drivers installation. Perhaps it would be worth moving the whole section to a dedicated page, leaving only generic install guidelines here.
+
* I've found 21 ''Note'' templates. Too much imho, it makes different sections and code lines harder to distinguish, and thus diminishes article's overall readability. Some of them definitely do not deserve a template, they should be written as is.
+
  
Still I won't say there is no doubt these 2 changes would make the article really better. So feel free to discuss!
+
: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]] -- [[User:Alad|Alad]] ([[User talk:Alad|talk]]) 17:55, 23 September 2014 (UTC)
  
-- [[User:Ambrevar|Ambrevar]] ([[User talk:Ambrevar|talk]]) 10:27, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
+
== wireless_tools ==
 +
iwlist uses outdated interfaces, and iw works better with modern wireless drivers.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]]? [[User:Pid1|Pid1]] ([[User talk:Pid1|talk]]) 15:11, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
  
== Auto-connect if dropped or changed location Wicd ==
+
:Many sections in [[Wireless_network_configuration#Troubleshooting]] still suggest only iwconfig commands. We need to find equivalent iw options first... -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 15:21, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
  
I tested this with wicd and this didn't work (with my raspberry pi and an ASUS USB-N10 adaptor). Once the connection was dropped the device didn't even search for other networks (the light at the adaptor didn't blink).
+
== "your key" ==
  
I now tried again with netcfg and that works like a charm, so it has nothing to do with my hardware. Are there others who are experiencing the same problem?
+
What is ''my key''? [[Wireless_network_configuration#Association]] --[[User:Kete|Kete]] ([[User talk:Kete|talk]]) 00:38, 11 March 2016 (UTC)
<br>-- [[User:Warddr|Warddr]] ([[User talk:Warddr|talk]]) 15:17, 22 August 2012 (UTC)
+
 
 +
:I believe it is the security password configured on the router. [[User:Silverhammermba|Silverhammermba]] ([[User talk:Silverhammermba|talk]]) 12:47, 11 March 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: [https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/developers/regulatory/processing_rules] (subsection: ''Country IE processing'')
 +
 
 +
{{unsigned|15:21, 7 May 2016‎|Aluser1137}}
 +
 
 +
== <s>WPS and its impact in stability and speed</s> ==
 +
 
 +
As pointed out with rolled back edit, this is not a problem specific to iwlwifi, but it still is a problem when combined with my router at least. I suggest that instead of deleting it, the information is put under [[Wireless_network_configuration#Cause_.234]]. [[User:Brunomanuelsantos|Bruno Santos]] ([[User talk:Brunomanuelsantos|talk]]) 11:13, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
 +
 
 +
:That sounds OK to me. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 12:07, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
 +
 
 +
:: Done in [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Wireless_network_configuration&diff=prev&oldid=458934] [[User:Brunomanuelsantos|Bruno Santos]] ([[User talk:Brunomanuelsantos|talk]]) 13:34, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Latest revision as of 13:35, 10 December 2016

Modules - Generic

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)

wireless_tools

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)

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: [1] (subsection: Country IE processing)

—This unsigned comment is by Aluser1137 (talk) 15:21, 7 May 2016‎. Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

WPS and its impact in stability and speed

As pointed out with rolled back edit, this is not a problem specific to iwlwifi, but it still is a problem when combined with my router at least. I suggest that instead of deleting it, the information is put under Wireless_network_configuration#Cause_.234. Bruno Santos (talk) 11:13, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

That sounds OK to me. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 12:07, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
Done in [2] Bruno Santos (talk) 13:34, 10 December 2016 (UTC)