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Posted by:Dutch
Subject:Diag WIFI, The Black Art
Date:18:35:48 24/12/2006

> If I ping a connection and a packet doesn't get through how would you guys figure out why it didn't get through?
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> I thought I knew what I was doing.
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> I even got selected for a job developing linux WIFI nodes.
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> But when I think I've got it nailed I discover dropped packets.
>

You need to remember that WiFi is not just about standard networking knowledge. You need to know just as much about radio waves as you do about TCP/IP. I.E. If you only know about networking, you'll be at an disadvantage. Same if you only know about RF technology.

Since I'm guessing you know your way around the OSI layers, I would suggest you read up on RF propagation and technology, and possibly even take a basic HAM course at your local ARRL chapter.

Good luck.

Dutch


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