USB adapter firmware: 1.8.x generates lots of TX EXC events?

Chris Rankin rankincj
Sun Jun 12 10:56:07 PDT 2005

--- Jouni Malinen <jkmaline at> wrote:
> This would mean that the AP is not receiving acknowledgement frames from
> the client.

After a little more investigation, I can say that USB firmware 1.8.3 is triggering a lot of "TX
excessive retry" errors, whereas 1.7.6 is hardly triggering any. So the TX status=0x01, the
iw_mode=3 and the wds_type=0x04, causing hostap to schedule its tasklet to lower the bit-rate.


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