Station firmware 1.7.4. vs. 1.8.4

hiphin hiphin at cat-net.co.yu
Wed Jul 13 14:59:39 EDT 2005


I'm willing to do some testing about firmwares on PCI ... post me in replay 
how and what you want me to test.

Test will be done on/width:
1. PCI WL360 Gemtek (Prism 2.5 / 30mW)
2. miniPCI NL-2511MB Plus + PCI adapter (Prism 2.5 / 200mW)
(that is what I have, right now)



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Parks" <jphstap at roinet.com>
To: <hostap at shmoo.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 17:28
Subject: Re: Station firmware 1.7.4. vs. 1.8.4


> On Tue, 12 Jul 2005 22:15:00 +0300
> Jar <jar at pcuf.fi> wrote:
>> Any experiences with the new 1.8.4 station firmware in managed and
>> hostap modes yet?
>>
>> When compared 1.8.4 to 1.7.4, does it work as well as the 1.7.4 in
>> managed/hostap? Worth to upgrade? What do you think?
>
> 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
>
> We *have not* looked much into this though.   Once we saw all the problems 
> we switched back to 1.7.4
>
> In particular we haven't:
>
> * kept logs of the various problems
>
> * traced any of the oops messages to understand them better
>
> * tried with latest drivers
>
> * tried on alternate platforms
>
> So, in short, "Your mileage may vary"
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