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 Post subject: Re: WLAN-Problem solved
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 15:17 
Ok, this aditional info is added to the How To.
Thanks, Sdool


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 Post subject: Re: WLAN-Problem solved
PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 15:18 
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Sorry, I forgot to login.
Thanks Sdool.

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 Post subject: Re: WLAN-Problem solved
PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 20:57 
Hi All,
I am using freecom for a year now.. Now on 4.3.8. With XP, Vista and Iphone
initially for use wireless... On the billboard a nice feature...
Though not working proper.. sometimes it does, once a day, once a week once ane hour.. reboot the thiong (wired) to get it done... I got so sick of it, esspecially my **censored** couldn't rely on on, and isn't able to reboot the server (which is ok to me..)

I did the mod because I finally wanted to solve the freecom wireless mistake.
But is is still not reliable.. It hangs, stops on sertain sities etc....
I use a separate AP and I am prepard to pay some bucks extra for a working device next time. It won't be Freecom unless they make a credable statement (tested) on (non) functional quality...


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 Post subject: Re: WLAN-Problem solved
PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 09:11 
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Sdool wrote:
Please note that I use firmware 3.1.29! I tested it with later firmwares (betas) without much succes. The Wifi Client gets properly connected but there is no troughput of data.

With 3.1.29 the connection is like it should be, even with my HP Laptop with the Intel Pro Wireless 3945 ABG wifi card , which has mentioned on this forum as not working with the FSG.


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I am using freecom for a year now.. Now on 4.3.8. With XP, Vista and Iphone


May be this is the problem. Try with 3.1.29.

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 Post subject: Re: WLAN-Problem solved
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 17:33 
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Is a 15 cm cable enough??
Or is 20 cm better??
http://cgi.ebay.de/Umbauset-AVM-Fritz-Box-U-FL-Pigtail-9dBi-Antenne-Fritz_W0QQitemZ230247772666QQihZ013QQcategoryZ79504QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262 has a set with a cable and 9 dB antenna for €13,79 or €4,99 without antenna
These cables are 15cm

TIA,

Gerard


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 Post subject: Re: WLAN-Problem solved
PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 18:24 
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15 cm is enough.
Remember you can take the new cable out trough the "kensington" hole, so you do not need to make a new hole to the FSG.
(In that way, if you are carefull, you will not lose the warranty. In case you need to send the FSG for repair, you only need to dismantle the new antenna and cable, and let the original cable and antenna in the original place).

Tell us your experience, if you dare to do the handcraft.

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 Post subject: Re: WLAN-Problem solved
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:19 
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I have ordered the set mentioned in my previous post.
The antenna is 35 cm...
It is mounted now, I made the kensington hole a bit bigger with a dremel.
A normal 6mm drill might not drill a clean hole in the kensington slot.
It might even crack the panel under circumstances.
So a dremel with a grinder bit is better.
I suggest to make the hole as far to the right hand side (Looking at the rear) as possible.
I had to grind away a tiny bit of plastic to give room for the cable coming out of the connector.
And I suggest a screwdriver with a magnetic point...
One screw is a bit hidden...

No I could not test it properly because I am under very different circumstances right now.
I don't have internet acces with it at the moment.
But I could acces the various directories on the fsg for a couple of hours.
Sometimes I had to reconnect my wifi connection without rebooting after a couple of hours, so it is at least a bit of an improvement.
I have to take the fsg home so I have the same circumstances as before.
I used fw 3.1.29, and I will try it with 4.3.8
For the rest the fsg s*cks as much as it did before...
Oh, I used a laptop with Kubuntu 8.04 installed.
Also I tried to get an attached HP Officejet G85 to work, but it doesn't.

Gerard


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 Post subject: Re: WLAN-Problem solved
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:23 
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juansa wrote:
15 cm is enough.
Remember you can take the new cable out trough the "kensington" hole, so you do not need to make a new hole to the FSG.
(In that way, if you are carefull, you will not lose the warranty.


Openenig the hood and so tearing the sticker is enough to loose warranty...


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 Post subject: Re: WLAN-Problem solved
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 15:12 
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Hi folks,

long time no see. Just a little update from my side.

When we started working with the Marvell mini-PCI 802.11BG card, we were told that the card would support diversity, ie the use of 2 antennas. In our tests much later, we found 0.0 activity on the second antenna. After asking what the issue was, Marvell told us Diversity was never supported and would not be supported. This was the situation about 6 months back. I am out of Freecom as you know, but as far as i know that hasnt changed.

What that means is the 2 antenna trick is unlikely to be the solution. It is off course possible we made a mistake at Freecom or that there is a production error and the antenna is placed on the wrong connector, so I am very very interested to hear if this will solve anything for most people.

What I think does solve some issues:
If you go back to the 3.1.29 firmware, you are using a much older Marvell driver. This driver was in my eyes more stable then the current Marvel driver in the firmware. It might solve the connection issues. But there was a reason we upgraded at the time, namely the one mentioned about the large transfers and several others.

Its called being stuck between a rock and a hard place. You can loose stability but get several fixes or gain stability but have lots of other issues. We choose to go with the new driver, expecting Marvell to solve the stability issues in later releases. These releases never came.

Marvell has in the mean time given the driver support to a 3rd party: Streamunlimited (http://www.streamunlimited.com/). They may offer a newer driver. I think the best case would be if streamunlimited released a new driver that solves these issues once and for all. Perhaps some friendly community pushing would help them understand?

Kind regards,
Robert

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 Post subject: Re: WLAN-Problem solved
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 15:54 
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Nice to hear from you, Robert. :wink:

I'm thinking about...
When lazyuser told about his "second antena" viewtopic.php?f=13&t=6004, and traslation on the "HowTo" http://www.openfsg.com/index.php?title= ... &section=3,
he finds the original Freecom antenna in the MAIN jack of the Marvel card.

He fits the new antenna in the MAIN jack and let the old Freecom antenna in the AUX jack. Then, he thiks all works better...

So, may be it works BETTER for Lazyuser because he has a better antenna in the MAIN jack of the Marvel cad, but not because he has 2 antennas...

So, maybe the problem could so so easy to solve as changing the original Freecom Antenna by another best antenna...

Could be? Somebody with WLAN problems and a good antenna near him can try this?

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 Post subject: Re: WLAN-Problem solved
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2008 17:10 
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He Juansa ;-)

Good point.

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 Post subject: Re: WLAN-Problem solved
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 19:52 
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Hardware mod , 1 week without reboot , wifi still stable :)

Still waiting ......

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