[ath5k-devel] ath5k with hostapd, low beacon rate then no beacons at all (missing/lost/beacons)
jdmclean at shaw.ca
Mon Nov 29 20:04:45 EST 2010
----- Original Message -----
From: John McLean <jdmclean at shaw.ca>
Date: Monday, November 29, 2010 9:18 am
Subject: [ath5k-devel] ath5k with hostapd, low beacon rate then no beacons at all (missing/lost/beacons)
To: ath5k-devel at lists.ath5k.org, hostap at lists.shmoo.com
> Just wondering if anyone else has seen this behaviour.
> Running hostapd with no clients, or with just one client connected.
> beacon rate from 2/second up to 1 every 15 seconds, and
> anything in
> between. (beacon rate being completely intermittent) Then the
> will go away completely for minutes at a time, (I've recorded as
> long as
> seven minutes) then they re-appear at this random rate.
> (with no input from any outside source that I can see)
> kernel: 2.6.32
> ath5k.ko 0.6.0
> hostapd 0.7.2
> Monitoring with wireshark running on windows xp with an AirPcap
> Nx usb adaptor.
> My hostapd config is:
> I can provide any additional info, pcap traces, etc.
> Thx for any input!
> Cheers, John
Problem solved, all my finger trouble. With WireShark I was monitoring on ch11 when my AP was using ch6. Channel bleed. Ch11 was picking up a few of the beacons but not all. With WireShark monitoring on ch6 all is as expected.
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