Subject: ap behavior
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Allen Briggs <email@example.com>
Date: 05/28/2007 15:35:19
I'm trying to use ath0 in a PCI slot as a wireless bridge on NetBSD/i386
(-current as of a few days ago, but similar behavior seen for a while):
ath0: flags=8943<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,PROMISC,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
ssid PastaNet apbridge nwkey *****
bssid 00:40:f4:fe:54:ea chan 11
media: IEEE802.11 autoselect mode 11g hostap
inet6 fe80::240:f4ff:fefe:54ea%ath0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x2
It largely seems to work, but periodically freezes existing TCP streams
for some period (seconds to minutes, it seems). I consistently get
"ath0: device timeout" on the console, but it doesn't seem to correlate
with the frozen streams. Which makes some sense to me because a hangup
directly due to the device timeout would be on the order of 5s.
The signal strength also seems a bit anemic, but that's probably the
The wired network seems fine.
Does anyone have any ideas? Are there any tools to look at the card
settings beyond 'ifconfig'?
Allen Briggs | http://www.ninthwonder.com/~briggs/ | firstname.lastname@example.org