if_ral regression

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at des.no
Sat Jan 5 06:19:53 PST 2008

"Sepherosa Ziehau" <sepherosa at gmail.com> writes:
> This actually brings up two things:
> 1) I think we should ignore seq in multicast frames; this is permitted in
> 802.11 standard.  In dfly I did that, since one of our users
> encountered a broken commercial AP which is not 802.11e but uses
> different seq for data and beacon.
> 2) TX sequence.  I think standards only mention QSTA/nQSTA, but not
> AP.  Currently our AP uses per node TX seq, which means beacon's seq
> is difficult to choose, at least for 2560 based ral(4), whose beacons'
> seq need to be set by software.  I saw Linksys AP uses one seq for all
> of the frames it sends.  Sam, what's you opinion on this?
> I think if STA counts ral(4)'s beacon seq, as what we do currently,
> beacon missing will quickly happen since beacons will be discarded
> after first several data frames.

OK, I *think* I understood most of that.  Does this suggest a solution
to you?  I will try to get the wlandebug output tonight.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at des.no

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