[current] hostap+wi

Sam Leffler sam at errno.com
Mon Jul 7 16:45:59 PDT 2003

>>>>>> "Sam" == Sam Leffler <sam at errno.com> writes:
> Sam> If you've got an AP running with recent source and a wi card
> Sam> please contact me.
> I don't know if this is related, but I have a wi card running in
> access point mode and is disassociates under high traffic.  If I
> start a transfer from the access point machine to a machine on the lan
> (for instance), the remote machine disassociates for a few seconds
> every 20 seconds or so.  The card probes as:
> wi0: <Intersil Prism2.5> mem 0xcecff000-0xcecfffff irq 11 at device 17.0
> on pci0 wi0: 802.11 address: 00:05:5d:ee:e6:e7
> wi0: using RF:PRISM2.5 MAC:ISL3874A(Mini-PCI)
> wi0: Intersil Firmware: Primary 1.00.05, Station 1.03.04
> ifconfig says:
>         inet netmask 0xfffffff8 broadcast
>         inet6 fe80::205:5dff:feee:e6e7%wi0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3
>         ether 00:05:5d:ee:e6:e7
>         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect <hostap>
> (DS/2Mbps <hostap>)         status: associated
>         ssid GILBERT 1:GILBERT
>         stationname "FreeBSD WaveLAN/IEEE node"
>         channel 11 authmode OPEN powersavemode OFF powersavesleep 100
>         wepmode OFF weptxkey 1
> The hostap machine is 4.8-STABLE and the client is 5.1-RELEASE.

On the client side turn on debugging before doing whatever you're doing 
when this happens:

ifconfig wi0 debug


sysctl debug.ieee80211=1

(can't recall which gives what).  The console messages should be useful in 
understanding which side initiates the reassociation.


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