wifi in AP mode unreliable

Ciprian Ciubotariu cheepeero at gmx.net
Mon Mar 15 08:42:01 EDT 2010


Just as a follow-up on this case, using a kernel > 2.6.30 with RaLink works like a charm.

On Wednesday 20 January 2010 14:51:44 Ciprian Ciubotariu wrote:
> I am glad my idea helped you. I seem to have read somewhere that wireless cards cannot be bridged except if they implement some extension. That was my reason for dropping the bridged setup. Unfortunately this did not help me.
> 
> Since I have other things on my schedule I'm gonna have to wait for the driver implementors to figure out the problems and wait for my distro maintainers to jump over kernel 2.6.29. Hope it works. In the meantime, cables rock :)
> 
> On Tuesday 19 January 2010 19:41:37 Klaus Darilion wrote:
> > 
> > Jouni Malinen schrieb:
> > > On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 09:48:08PM +0100, Klaus Darilion wrote:
> > > 
> > >> The problem is, that wifi is unreliable (comes and goes). I tested with 
> > >> multiple Windows notebooks as clients, all showing the same stability 
> > >> problems. Thus, the problem must be the access point.
> > >>
> > >> I tested unencrypted and WPA2 mode, both are not stable.
> > >>
> > >> Actually I do not know how to proceed further.
> > >> 1. Where is the problem - in the kernel module (ath5k ?, ...?) or in hostapd
> > > 
> > > Sounds like a driver issue to me and as such, better forum for
> > > addressing this would be the linux-wireless mailing or something ath5k
> > > specific.
> > > 
> > > (similar reply would also apply for the RaLink RT2561/RT61 comment in
> > > the thread; though, the issue there is likely different and maybe
> > > related to how the driver configures new keys)
> > 
> > Hi!
> > 
> > I found at that the network gets stable by removing wlan0 from a bridge 
> > and using it directly. Are there any known issues with bridges? (of 
> > course I had configured the bridge in hostapd.conf)
> > 
> > regards
> > klaus
> > 
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