ath0 lost connection!

Marcos Biscaysaqu marcos at
Fri Nov 28 12:57:36 PST 2003

Hi there.  
    I have got running a PCI atheros  wireless card  on b/g  in hostap 
mode and connecting 33 clients. for some razon all the customers lost 
the traffic, (the wireless cards has connection but dosen't send and 
recive any thing). When I login on the Freebsd hostap all looks happy 
but I can't ping any customer, so all start to work again if I restart 
the PC, I tried with a different harware and in differents modes 11b and 
11g, but still same thing. I have installed the last driver versions, 
less the if_ath_pci.c 
<> I 
using the version 1.5 and I see the 1.6 this morning (someone know if 
update this fix the problem).

My setting is very simple:
bridge option on the kernel.

# Network Card rl0 #
ifconfig_rl0="inet  netmask"

# Wireless Card ath0 #
ifconfig_ath0="inet up ssid default channel 6 media autoselect mode 11b 
mediaopt hostap"


real memory  = 369033216 (351 MB)
avail memory = 348782592 (332 MB)
Pentium Pro MTRR support enabled
acpi0: <AMIINT VIA_K7  > on motherboard
pcibios: BIOS version 2.10
Using $PIR table, 9 entries at 0xc00f7e00
acpi0: Power Button (fixed)
Timecounter "ACPI-fast" frequency 3579545 Hz quality 1000
acpi_timer0: <24-bit timer at 3.579545MHz> port 0x808-0x80b on acpi0
acpi_cpu0: <CPU> on acpi0
acpi_button0: <Power Button> on acpi0
pcib0: <ACPI Host-PCI bridge> port 0xcf8-0xcff on acpi0
pci0: <ACPI PCI bus> on pcib0
pcib0: slot 10 INTA is routed to irq 9
pcib0: slot 19 INTA is routed to irq 9
agp0: <VIA Generic host to PCI bridge> mem 0xe0000000-0xe3ffffff at 
device 0.0 on pci0
pcib1: <PCI-PCI bridge> at device 1.0 on pci0
pci1: <PCI bus> on pcib1
pcib0: slot 1 INTA is routed to irq 11
pcib1: slot 0 INTA is routed to irq 11
pci1: <display, VGA> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
ath0: <Atheros 5212> mem 0xdfff0000-0xdfffffff irq 9 at device 10.0 on pci0
ath0: mac 5.6 phy 4.1 5ghz radio 1.7 2ghz radio 2.3
ath0: 11b rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps
ath0: 11g rates: 1Mbps 2Mbps 5.5Mbps 11Mbps 6Mbps 9Mbps 12Mbps 18Mbps 
24Mbps 36Mbps 48Mbps 54Mbps
ath0: 802.11 address: 00:09:5b:94:63:e5
isab0: <PCI-ISA bridge> at device 17.0 on pci0
isa0: <ISA bus> on isab0
atapci0: <VIA 8233A UDMA133 controller> port 0xfc00-0xfc0f at device 
17.1 on pci0
ata0: at 0x1f0 irq 14 on atapci0
ata0: [MPSAFE]
ata1: at 0x170 irq 15 on atapci0
ata1: [MPSAFE]
rl0: <RealTek 8139 10/100BaseTX> port 0xec00-0xecff mem 
0xdffeff00-0xdffeffff irq 9 at device 19.0 on pci0
rl0: Ethernet address: 00:20:ed:2d:8b:a2
miibus0: <MII bus> on rl0
rlphy0: <RealTek internal media interface> on miibus0
rlphy0:  10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
fdc0: cmd 3 failed at out byte 1 of 3
sio0 port 0x3f8-0x3ff irq 4 on acpi0
sio0: type 16550A
fdc0: cmd 3 failed at out byte 1 of 3
npx0: [FAST]
npx0: <math processor> on motherboard
npx0: INT 16 interface
orm0: <Option ROM> at iomem 0xc0000-0xcbfff on isa0
atkbdc0: <Keyboard controller (i8042)> at port 0x64,0x60 on isa0
fdc0: cannot reserve I/O port range (6 ports)
ppc0: parallel port not found.
sc0: <System console> at flags 0x100 on isa0
sc0: VGA <16 virtual consoles, flags=0x300>
sio1: configured irq 3 not in bitmap of probed irqs 0
sio1: port may not be enabled
vga0: <Generic ISA VGA> at port 0x3c0-0x3df iomem 0xa0000-0xbffff on isa0
Timecounter "TSC" frequency 959452349 Hz quality 800
Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
acpi_cpu: throttling enabled, 16 steps (100% to 6.2%), currently 100.0%
GEOM: create disk ad0 dp=0xc37c5660
ad0: 19130MB <SAMSUNG SV0221H> [38869/16/63] at ata0-master UDMA100
acd0: CDROM <OEM CD-ROM F563E> at ata1-slave PIO4
Mounting root from ufs:/dev/ad0s1a
ath0: promiscuous mode enabled
rl0: promiscuous mode enabled


Marcos Biscaysaqu

Systems Administrator
ThePacific.Net Ltd.

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