Re: Atheros abg / madwifi + wep / dropouts due to scanning

On Wed, 2005-05-25 at 00:11 -0400, Derek Atkins wrote:
> Dan,
> On 31 Jan 2005 you said:
> > I think we can address your problem by having the card scan less often
> > (and even less often if its an a/b/g card).
> (see :
> gnome org/msg00090.html
> )
> I'm definitely seeing this myself now that I'm home.  I wasn't really noticing
> it at the office (which didn't use WEP) but I definitely see it at home (where
> I DO use WEP).  In particular I'm seeing a 9 second dropout every minute.  This
> makes many network connections REALLY HARD to use.
> Personally, I'd rather NM not scan at all if it's connected to an AP unless I
> signal a sleep/wakeup manually, or if the AP goes away.  Why scan if it's
> happily connected?  Especially when it introduces network dropouts like this?
> Is there some configuration I can make to turn off scanning, or make it scan
> every 15 minutes or something that wont hit me constantly?  I'm using
> STABLE_0_3 as of a few days ago.


See Bill's post on wireless scanning policy and my reply to it.  That
should fix most of your issues.  I'll do the patch for both 0.3 and 0.4.


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