Atheros and PPPoE

Sam Leffler sam at
Fri Aug 12 22:58:17 GMT 2005

Marcin Jessa wrote:
> Hi Sam.
> On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 09:24:59 -0700
> Sam Leffler <sam at> wrote:
>>Marcin Jessa wrote:
>>>I tried to run PPPoE service on my atheros nic but there seem to be a problem doing it.
>>>PPPoE on ath does not receive any requests from PPPoE clients.
>>>It works fine with a "normal" wired nic (tested with fxp and xl)
>>>Is that the case ? Isn't ath supporting that protocol ?
>>ath knows nothing about ppoe; try providing info
> I'd be glad to but what kind of info are you interested in?

Well, start with ifconfig of the interface then give a recipe for how to 
reproduce it.  "PPoE on ath does not receive any requests" doesn't mean 
a whole lot to me; are packets being received?  If you run tcpdump on 
the interface to you see the expected traffic?  Have you examined the 
statistics reported by 80211stats to see if frames are being discarded 
for some reason?

I do not use PPoE and probably cannot recreate your setup so you need to 
provide sufficient information for me to diagnose the problem.


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