[ale] Wifi weirdness

Richard ratcheson at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 23 14:28:00 EST 2004

On Thursday 23 December 2004 12:58 pm, Joe Knapka wrote:
> After iwconfig'ing the card as similarly as I can, iwconfig reveals
> that the card is configured identically in each case, except that the
> "Frequency" is set to 2.437Ghz on laptop A, 2.422Ghz on laptop B. This
> seems the only pertinent difference between the two cases, but
> iwconfig cannot change the frequency in either case ("operation not
> supported"). So I am confused as to (a) how and why the frequency
> would be set differently on the two machines, (b) how to change this,
> and (c) whether there is some underlying issue that I need to address.

They are set on different channels.  A is on  channel 6 and B is on channel 
You can use iwconfig wlan0 channel nn
to set the channel no.  That's assuming wlan0 is your wifi card.

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