wlan/wpi are more broken than 3 weeks.

Bernhard Schmidt bschmidt at freebsd.org
Sun Jan 2 09:57:52 UTC 2011

On Saturday 01 January 2011 19:47:21 you wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 27, 2010 at 02:05:25AM +0100, Bernhard Schmidt wrote:
> > On Monday 27 December 2010 01:32:56 Steve Kargl wrote:
> > > On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 11:25:05PM +0100, Bernhard Schmidt wrote:
> > [ .. ]
> > If you can get debug output while the UPs/DOWNs happen, that would
> > help a lot.
> Sorry about the delay.  The laptop has been in Windows land for the
> last week. I finally have a log where the interface is going UP/DOWN
> and have wlandebug in effect.  It's 220KB.  You can find it at

> http://troutmask.apl.washington.edu/~kargl/wlan0.msg

wlan0: AMRR decreasing rate 48 (txcnt=35 retrycnt=14)
wlan0: recv deauthenticate (reason 2)
wlan0: ieee80211_new_state_locked: RUN -> AUTH (nrunning 0 nscanning 0)

I've seen those before, though, I never figured out if there is a way to 
bypass that. What's happening here is that the AP detects that you've 
ben idle (as in not sending frames) for quite a while (the rate decrease 
does indicate that) and kicks you with a 'auth no longer valid' message. 
This seems to be a 'feature' of your AP and not an issue with the 
driver, at least I do not see any connection. As a workaround try to 
ping something behind the AP.


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