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GenHeDi
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Khay.....Thanks.

How do you know that I have a TP-link?
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2016 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GenHeDi wrote:
How do you know that I have a TP-link?

GenHeDi ... it's certainly not psychism ... so probably the first three fields in the MAC address ;)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Khay.....nice!!!

Learned a new trick.

Up till now the connection is working good enough for me. So I would like to thank you a lot for your patience and great support.

Looking forward to meet you again in another topic!!

For me, this thread is closed.

Thanks and cheers.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:32 am    Post subject: Power saving mode??? Reply with quote

Good morning

I just wanted to mention something to you regarding this issue.

I have an HP Stream 11. Running windows 10 and I had problems with the wifi dropping.

It has a broadcom wifi.

I discovered that several people have had the same problem and that some have solved it be DEselecting power saving mode on the driver - this is under windows 10 obviously.

I did that and my problems went away.

I am not sure if you have access to advanced options on the driver for the broadcome under linux/gentoo as I know nothing about these things.

However, my own interest in this is that I am about to abandon windows 10 and move over to either chrome os or gentoo and hence I want my broadcom wifi to work. So am interested in any solutions. I have tried chrome os as a live usb and have issues with the wifi dropping and hence wondered if it was the same problem of power saving mode kicking in. Bizarrely, when the wifi is working it seems better than under windows 10 in that it has a stronger signal strength looking at the bars on the display.

All the best
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Power saving mode??? Reply with quote

robartist wrote:
However, my own interest in this is that I am about to abandon windows 10 and move over to either chrome os or gentoo and hence I want my broadcom wifi to work. So am interested in any solutions. I have tried chrome os as a live usb and have issues with the wifi dropping and hence wondered if it was the same problem of power saving mode kicking in.

robartist ... it should be as simple as 'iw dev <interface> set power_save off'.

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Bizarrely, when the wifi is working it seems better than under windows 10 in that it has a stronger signal strength looking at the bars on the display.

Higher tx rates translate into tighter packed frames, and so a greater chance of one of those frames being missed (so an error). The 802.11 layer has a machanism for dealing with this, it will lower the tx rate. I'm not sure about the broadcom drivers, if they use NL80211/CFG80211 or not, or how well they cope with such things ... I generally stick to better supported cards/chipsets ... note that if your card is mini-pcie you can always swap it for some other card.

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