[Bug 311919] [NEW] RTL8187B Wireless driver issues in Linux-2.6.27

Tomdbike tomdbike at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 13:47:26 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

There is a bug in the RTL8187B driver in the kernel 2.6.27. My wireless card is Realtek RTL8187B (ID:8197). 

I can only get speeds of up to 100kib/s. (I'm on a 8MB/s line and I can
easily get 1MB/s with another wireless card).

Also with this driver I experienced very short operating range. It seems that the driver always attempts to achieve the highest bit rate even when errors are occurring, which results in awful quality and sometimes all connections will timeout.
There is a solution to this problem but not the best. By running this command, it will make the errors "disappear".

iwconfig wlan0 rate 5.5M fixed

This seems to fix the problem.
I made a thread on Ubuntuforums about this:  http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=792092


** Affects: linux-meta (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

RTL8187B Wireless driver issues in Linux-2.6.27
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