Well, there was nothing  much to it. All I did was bring down and destroy all my interfaces, and re-create them again, and it was working fine. I have no clue as to why it wasn't working in the first place.  

"... for you...a thousand times over..."  -- kite runner

> Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 06:05:10 +0200
> Subject: Re: [Madwifi-users] Madwifi-users Digest, Vol 14, Issue 19
> From: mrenzmann@madwifi.org
> To: dhruv1983@hotmail.com
> CC: madwifi-users@lists.sourceforge.net
> Hi.
> > I had mailed earlier with a problem about setting the rate on a wireless
> > interface. I got it working now.
> Thanks for the feedback. Care to explain how you solved the problem? It
> might be interesting for others, too.
> Bye, Mike