[iBook] wireless weirdness

Angus Wallace angus.wallace at flinders.edu.au
Thu Dec 15 18:19:30 PST 2005

Hey all,

I have a Billion 7202G that is connected to my Ubuntu PC via ethernet. I have an
iBook that I connect wirelessly. Both can get on the 'net and see each other no
probs (I can ssh, mount shares, etc).

I can transfer data from PC -> Mac no probs (scp, ftp, rsync), but as soon as I
try to send data from Mac -> PC (files larger than ~3MB), my wireless
connection disappears. I have to wait ~30 seconds for the SSID to be broadcast

It sort of seems like the router is 'overloading' and freaking out, because I
have successfully uploaded files to an ftp site on the 'net - albeit at slower
ADSL speeds. I haven't tried throttling my local connection to test this theory
though. I'd rather a solution that lets me use the full bandwidth!!

My router is running latest router firmware.

I'm using MAC address filtering and WPA encryption.

Any/all suggestions appreciated!

Merry Christmas! :-)


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