fyrbrds at aim.com
Mon Nov 2 13:00:28 UTC 2009
From: Chan Chung Hang Christopher <christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk>
Sent: Mon, Nov 2, 2009 1:03 pm
Subject: Re: 802.11-N Howto
fyrbrds at netscape.net wrote:
> You wouldn't call that tweaking? What difference does that make? Do
tools that do this or not? Why can't anyone just answer that question?
Those are standard settings for any wireless connection...if the tools
don't offer that....what can I say?
>> Are there not gui tools for configuring the connection parameters
I think you are confusing standards with abstractions for bundled
standards. 802.11 b, g, & n are all standards but there is no option to
choose either in Ubuntu. WPA & WPA2 are standards. The inability to
choose between them is NOT a standard. In Ubuntu, all the "standard
settings" are lumped together in simplistic drop boxes but other tools
exist that let you select what type of encryption you will use and what
wifi connection standard. The tools that Ubuntu uses as standard are
tools my grandmother might like because they have few if any options.
But what about those of us that know what settings we need? what about
cases where the simple tools don't work properly because they select
the wrong standard to use? Ubuntu clearly decided to keep it simple and
that's fine, but what tools have they removed that might be helpful
here? My hope is that someone on this list has some experience changing
these kinds of settings on a more granular level than is possible for
these 3rd grade level tools.
I am not even sure that 802.11-N is supported in Linux. If someone
said, "I understand how you feel but most stock kernel drivers for wifi
cards do not support the wifi-n standard yet," that would be helpful.
Or, "those tools are not normally used in Ubuntu but you can download
them here," that would be helpful. Is anyone getting N speed with
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