On 13-nov-03, at 16:44, Carsten Bormann wrote:
it turned out that when I replaced my Linksys 802.11b with
a brand new Motorola 802.11g the problem went away; there is a Radio
Shark on the third floor of City Center that sells them for $70.
Similarly, when I put a $70 Linksys WPC54G (directly supported by Mac
OS X 10.2.8) into my Powerbook to override the builtin (Lucent-made)
Airport card, and switched on "Interference Robustness", I got much
more consistent network access.
I'm still losing network access now and then, and my TCP connections
mysteriously wedge sooner or later, but I'm functional.
Hm, I've only really lost connectivity a few times but I did suffer
from hanging TCP sessions fairly consistently when sending somewhat
large amounts of data at some times in some rooms. But in those cases
the packet loss was double and the RTTs to the first router triple
digits. This is with a week old Powerbook with built-in 802.11g.