Subject: Re: ath(4) packet loss problem
To: NetBSD current-users <>
From: David Young <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/11/2007 14:59:53
On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 02:15:20PM -0400, Andreas Wrede wrote:
> I have a Soekris 4801 with a Atheros AR5212 mini-pci running -current  
> as of a week ago.
> I can successfully establish a WPA connection to an Apple 802.11n ap  
> (in ..11g mode).  With almost no other traffic over the wireless,  
> pinging the ap will result in a packet loss of about 60% to 90%.  As  
> soon as there is more traffic the packet loss rate drops to usable  
> level. A ping -f, for example, shows over 1000 pkts/sec with a loss  
> of 0.2%.
> netstat -i show substantial Ierrs, about one for every 3 Ipkts. The  
> console displays an occasional 'ath0: device timeout', which  
> correlates to the number of Oerrs.

Run this command and send the results,

ifconfig -v ath0 | grep -v ': 0$'


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