[u-u] WiFi Performance

William Park opengeometry at yahoo.ca
Tue Dec 16 18:27:33 EST 2014

Could it be because it's HP?
Best way to find out, is to swap the wireless cards.

On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 05:58:01PM -0500, arocker at Vex.Net wrote:
> I'm using 2 laptops side-by-side, (ostentatious geek!; actually for good
> reasons), and seeing very different WiFi performance between them.
> Machine A is a Gateway M-series, Mandriva 2010.2, with an RALINK RT2860.
> Machine B is an HP Pavilion g7, Mageia 4.3, and a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485.
> Oddly, the difficulty is with machine B.
> A seems to have no difficulty picking up a signal, and grabbing the
> strongest. At the moment, the signal strength shows 82% and the link
> quality's bouncing around 70-75%, with dips to the high 40s.
> B shows a high of 60%, has locked on to one at around 44%, (the 4th
> strongest), and shows a link quality in the 40-55% range. It frequently
> drops the connection spontaneously. (Meanwhile, A is trudging alone
> without interruption.)
> Any suggestions as to the reasons for the differences, or for further
> investigation steps, sources of information, &c?
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