Station firmware 1.7.4. vs. 1.8.4

Henrik Brix Andersen brix at gentoo.org
Sat Aug 27 07:54:38 EDT 2005


On Wed, 2005-07-13 at 11:28 -0400, Joe Parks wrote:
> We've done some limited testing using a much older hostap driver and
> found 1.7.4 to be substantially more stable than 1.8.4.   Poor
> connection rates, random kernel panics, and terrible throughput abound
> when using the 1.8.4 firmware with the 0.1.3 hostap driver on an ARM
> platform.  No such problems with 1.7.4

I have seen similar issues with firmware version 1.8.4 when used in
master mode, no kernel panics though.

The bitrate of my IPW2915 STA was constantly dropping and eventually the
connection was dropped. The `iwevent` command on the HostAP showed lots
of dropped packets.

Once I downgraded to firmware version 1.7.4 everything started working
smoothly.

I use hostap-driver-0.4.4 along with hostapd-0.4.4 with WPA-PSK CCMP.
The STA uses ipw2200-1.0.6 + various fixes along with
wpa_supplicant-0.4.4.

Regards,
Brix
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Henrik Brix Andersen <brix at gentoo.org>
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