Is Atheros AR9285 usable in AP mode ?

Claude Buisson clbuisson at
Sun Aug 7 11:29:15 UTC 2011


I try to configure a new system as an access point, with:

ath0: <Atheros 9285> mem 0xfeaf0000-0xfeafffff irq 17 at device 0.0 on pci2
ath0: AR9285 mac 192.2 RF5133 phy 14.0

ath0 at pci0:2:0:0: class=0x028000 card=0x10891a3b chip=0x002b168c rev=0x01 hdr=0x00
      vendor     = 'Atheros Communications Inc.'
      device     = 'AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)'
      class      = network

According to the sticker, it is a:

AzureWave AW-NE785 ATH-5B95

I get a lot of:

   ath0: stuck beacon: resetting (bmiss count 4)

I set  hw.ath.bstuck=32

but the stuck beacon messages continue flowing, and I suffer from packet loss /
lost association of the test station.

This is on a 9-CURRENT system amd64 SMP (2011/07/24 svn r224294).



P.S.: to prevent a number of useless questions (as seen when googling): I live
in the country, with _no_ other wireless network in the vicinity :-)

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