best setup?

jaivuk jaivuk at googlemail.com
Thu Dec 3 16:50:59 EST 2009


I can try to install 2.6.32 if it is compiled in Fedora Koji (I don't think
I can compile)

So please choose kernel from
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/packageinfo?packageID=8 and I will try
it.

Card/model is: D-Link DWA-552 802.11n

I also had to restart hostapd becuase when clients managed to connect, they
were disconnected after about 2-5 minutes and were not able to connect again
until I restarted hostapd. Also the strange thing was that DHCP was not
working properly, some initial DHCP communication
happened but then client never received IP address, so I had to use static
IPs. Once I downgraded to 2.6.30, all issues gone.

However, during browsing Fedora bugzila, I found a ticket for ath9k when
signal strength dropped after some update - I think I experience it as well,
but this is not critical for me.

Jaiv

On Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 7:09 PM, Jouni Malinen <j at w1.fi> wrote:

> On Tue, Dec 01, 2009 at 09:18:33PM +0100, GNUtoo wrote:
>
> > With the following setup:
> > ath9k = 00:12.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR922X
> > Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
> > kernel 2.6.31
> >
> > but the ath9k setup doesn't work well at all:
> > *the range is horible,unless I stand near the router it doesn't see the
> > essid
> > *I had to restart hostapd too frequently(several minutes of uptime)
>
> Would you be able to test this with 2.6.32 kernel or at least with
> wireless parts from 2.6.32 with compat-wireless? Which version of
> hostapd are you using? I would suggest using 0.7.0 or the latest
> snapshot from the development tree.
>
> Which card (vendor/model) are you using with ath9k?
>
> Could you please provide more details on why you have to restart
> hostapd?
>
> --
> Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA
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