I took a machine that has been running wireless with my wireless router
into another room and it no longer picks up the AP. I'd like to know if
this is simply a range problem and if so whether a better antenna gain
The new location is about 45' away from the AP, but it is separated by a
couple of walls with aluminum studs. Howevr, a Dell laptop has worked OK
from that location, and so I'm not sure it is a range problem.
# iwlist eth1 ap
Interface doesn't have a list of Peers/Access Points
Does this simply mean that there are no APs are in range? There should
be several besides the one I want. The wireless interface is eth1.
signal level= -25dBm
noise level= -143 dBm
I have trouble interpreting this. No idea where this ESSID comes
from. Shouldn't it be "on" or "any" or the MAC address of the wireless
Would I do better changing the mode from "managed" to "ad-hoc", and if
ad-hoc, what do I set the address to? The router gateway IP address
Sensitivity I would expect to be something like -80 (dBm). I don't
know how to interpret this "1/0" value.
Are the other values returned by iwconfig normal?
How would I determine whether the wireless card is getting sufficient
Should I try a directional antenna? If my machine is borderline, should
a directional antenna suffice? Or do I have to get an expensive