[CentOS] Problem with wireless router

Fri Feb 21 03:07:30 UTC 2014
sjt5atra <sjt5atra at gmail.com>

> On Feb 20, 2014, at 6:49 PM, Joseph Hesse <joehesse at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using wireless N on a DLink-655 wireless router.  It is the "A" 
> hardware version with the latest firmware.
> I am using a channel that no one in my vicinity is using, according to 
> iwlist.
> I checked the Statistics from the router web interface and they are 
> shown below for a period of less than an hour.
> It looks like the errors are excessive, especially the "RX Packets Dropped"
> Is this par for the course and TCP takes care of it or am I having 
> hardware problems with my router?
> Thank you,
> Joe
> Wireless Statistics
> Sent :138143
> TX Packets Dropped :41
> Received :99485
> RX Packets Dropped :50911

50% is a high drop rate. Are you using 2.4ghz? Try a different channel. While iwlist may not show anything talking 802.11 on your channel other things not may be one the channel. Baby monitor, bluetooth, wireless security camera, etc could be 'constant transmitters' on the same frequency causing the 50% drop rate which you are seeing. I'm not sure what wifi linux tools can identify constant transmitters.