RTS

Jean Tourrilhes jt at bougret.hpl.hp.com
Wed Dec 4 18:25:53 EST 2002


On Wed, Dec 04, 2002 at 06:19:17PM -0500, Jeff Meden wrote:
> I have been working with michael on some performance issues in hostap, 
> and we have been seeing similar patterns relating to the tuning, namely 
> RTS threshold as set up by iwconfig seems to have little or no effect, 
> and although we have no way of checking definately for RTS usage, the 
> performance we see suggests that it is being used rarely if ever.   Is 
> there a way to see the rts activity by clients or the hostap driver?
> 
> Jeff Meden

	I probably would use my favorite excuse : blame it on the
firmware.
	The stats available in the firmware are not enough to know
those things. The only things you may want to look at is the number of
short and long retries, this is the only way I could see the firmware
behaving differently when using RTS.
	Can you find an Aironet card to put as a test partner ? The
stats out of the Aironet firmware are pretty exhaustive and would tell
you all those details.
	Good luck...

	Jean




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