On Tue, 9 Jul 2002, Benjamin wrote:
> The lower than usual throughput would seem to indicate that the
> connection drops a lot and you only get some payload data through "every
> once in a while", so to speak.
Not too hard to tell, if you've got one of the Seiko cards with the lights.
solid red excellent connection
flashing red (75% on) good connection
flashing red (50% on) fair connnection
flashing red (25% on) poor connection
yellow not connected, but trying to reconnect
The other light would be green in packet mode, and red in circuit mode.
I've used my PHS card on the Narita Express (before they put in the
802.11b--sigh) and I noticed that exact behaviour; it'd be ok for a bit,
drop, causing huge delays in everything, and then come back after a
The biggest problem is the damn thing appears to be a reliable
connection, thus playing hell with TCP as TCP's retransmits pile up....
Curt Sampson <cjs_at_cynic.net> +81 90 7737 2974 http://www.netbsd.org
Don't you know, in this new Dark Age, we're all light. --XTC
Received on Wed Jul 10 07:13:14 2002