wds speed issues

Sergio M. Ammirata ammirata at econointl.com
Thu May 29 06:13:02 EDT 2003

I found this note from Jouni in the email list archives:

>On Sat, Nov 09, 2002 at 05:46:05PM +0800, ?? ?? wrote:
>> In Master mode the hostap driver(ver.519) give me 4Mbps or higher 
>> throughput on my arm board, a wonderful AP. 
>> But when I switch to WDS configuration, I can just get about 1.4Mbps
>> most between two boards by QCheck1.28, even I fix them at 11Mbps 
>> transmitting rate.
>Actually, the transmit rate is probably just fixed 2 Mbps.. The problem
>with plain WDS configuration and current driver is that the host-based
>TX rate controlling does not record any data for these APs unless it is
>told to.
>I think I will change this so that new station elements are
>automatically added for WDS links, but for now, you can just enable
>other AP monitoring to fix this. Try running 'prism2_pram wlan0
>other_ap_policy 2' on both APs, and you should be able to see the
>throughput of WDS links to increase to more or less the same as it is
>AP<->STA connection.
>Jouni Malinen  

I think the 0.0.3 driver is indeed adding the station elements but it
seems to be missing the supported rates and therefore it is still not
auto-negotiating tx rates.


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