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I recently obtained a new dsl modem/wireless router for my home network. The two windows machines in my house connect fine, and my ubuntu linux box connects fine, but iwconfig ...
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    Just Joined! namelessone's Avatar
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    Wifi Woes


    I recently obtained a new dsl modem/wireless router for my home network. The two windows machines in my house connect fine, and my ubuntu linux box connects fine, but iwconfig lists it as being a 11Mb/s connection instead of 54
    Code:
    ath0      IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"ESSID"  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: 00:14:95:92:10:D1   
              Bit Rate:11 Mb/s   Tx-Power:18 dBm   Sensitivity=0/3  
              Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
              Link Quality=26/94  Signal level=-69 dBm  Noise level=-95 dBm
              Rx invalid nwid:735  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
    Also, I can't get a fourth computer, running xubuntu with a usb wireless adapter, to connect at all. I set the wep key, essid, and frequency with iwconfig, but when I try to use dhclient I get the following error:
    No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
    I probably just did something dumb...can anyone help me out?

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    Do you have any other wifi networks around you? If you do the first thing i'd try is changing the channel your router broadcasts on.

    As for your other problem... i don't know as much about networking as i used to.
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