Wireless bridge failing with a particular client
nohuman at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 09:10:28 PST 2004
probably Am I facing a similar problem. What is a Nokia 9500?
I have tremendous packet loss with XP while non with other clients.
Surrounding setup seems also to be similar, while DHCP works
for me even with XP. Please lay out your configuration.
On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 17:59:30 +0100, Pep Turró <pep.turro at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a FreeBSD wireless Access Point configured as per the Handbook.
> It has been working perfectly for months.
> But things fail when I try to connect through it with a brand new
> Nokia 9500 (nice gift!), and I have no clue why.
> What I can see is a lot of packet loss. DHCP (provided by a router in
> the network) is not working, most likely because packets get lost (I
> saw an offer in one of the packet traces, but the nokia did not get
> the address). If I configure a static IP address and try to ping the
> nokia from the wired network:
> pep at bogota:~$ ping 10.10.10.73
> PING 10.10.10.73 (10.10.10.73) 56(84) bytes of data.
> 64 bytes from 10.10.10.73: icmp_seq=8 ttl=69 time=18.1 ms
> 64 bytes from 10.10.10.73: icmp_seq=12 ttl=69 time=6.48 ms
> 64 bytes from 10.10.10.73: icmp_seq=25 ttl=69 time=14.1 ms
> 64 bytes from 10.10.10.73: icmp_seq=29 ttl=69 time=5.38 ms
> 64 bytes from 10.10.10.73: icmp_seq=42 ttl=69 time=14.6 ms
> --- 10.10.10.73 ping statistics ---
> 50 packets transmitted, 5 received, 90% packet loss, time 48996ms
> rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 5.389/11.754/18.126/4.960 ms
> At the very same time I am connecting with a laptop through this ap
> and works perfectly:
> pep at bogota:~$ ping 10.10.10.130
> PING 10.10.10.130 (10.10.10.130) 56(84) bytes of data.
> 64 bytes from 10.10.10.130: icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=3.06 ms
> 64 bytes from 10.10.10.130: icmp_seq=2 ttl=255 time=2.93 ms
> 64 bytes from 10.10.10.130: icmp_seq=3 ttl=255 time=2.53 ms
> 64 bytes from 10.10.10.130: icmp_seq=4 ttl=255 time=2.60 ms
> 64 bytes from 10.10.10.130: icmp_seq=5 ttl=255 time=2.61 ms
> 64 bytes from 10.10.10.130: icmp_seq=6 ttl=255 time=2.42 ms
> 64 bytes from 10.10.10.130: icmp_seq=7 ttl=255 time=2.80 ms
> --- 10.10.10.130 ping statistics ---
> 7 packets transmitted, 7 received, 0% packet loss, time 6004ms
> rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 2.424/2.711/3.065/0.223 ms
> And I can see both from the AP:
> pep at david:~$ wicontrol -l
> 2 stations:
> 00:0e:ed:bf:28:1c asid=0210, flags=3<ASSOC,AUTH>, caps=1<ESS>,
> rates=f<1M,2M,5.5M,11M>, sig=51/10
> 00:80:c8:2c:09:79 asid=03d0, flags=3<ASSOC,AUTH>, caps=1<ESS>,
> rates=f<1M,2M,5.5M,11M>, sig=47/10
> (the first is the nokia, the second is the laptop with a smc wireless card)
> The config options on the Nokia are fairly simple, leaving not much
> room for debug/improvement... but I think they are ok. I got its
> wireless connection to work in ad-hoc mode with a laptop.
> The wireless net is not using wep for these tests.
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