Receiving your own wifi beacons

Yeoh Chun-Yeow yeohchunyeow at
Tue May 6 18:18:51 PDT 2014

Haven't encounter this before. Which firmware are you using?


On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 7:42 AM, Avery Pennarun <apenwarr at> wrote:
> Hi all,
> We're currently investigating a problem where the ath10k AP will
> seemingly stop sending out beacons, with no other obvious symptoms
> (hostapd is still working fine).  There's not much I can report
> because, of course, no symptoms.
> We would like to detect this situation automatically by watching for
> outgoing beacons, but we've noticed that when we create a monitor
> interface, we can see all the beacons *except* ones generated by the
> local AP.  This seems to also be true with ath9k, so it may not be an
> ath10k-specific problem, but we'd like some way to see them going out
> (at the expense of some wasted CPU, of course).
> Is there any magic incantation that can un-hide the beacons?
> Thanks,
> Avery
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