Loss of SYN+ACK packets through wpa_supplicant

Jouni Malinen j
Thu Aug 26 07:18:02 PDT 2010

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 03:17:36PM +0200, Wim Heirman wrote:

> I'm running wpa_supplicant on a home router-style device (DataTank2,
> with OpenFSG firmware, Linux 2.6.12 kernel), which runs as a client on
> my wifi network (to provide wired internet access to a part of my home
> that's not near my actual router+cable modem). I have compiled
> wpa_supplicant 5.11 with the madwifi driver (I tried 6.11 but this
> hanged the router). Everything mostly works fine, except that TCP
> connections crossing the wireless often, but not always, fail to
> connect.

wpa_supplicant has nothing to do with actual transmission of reception
of data frames, so it sounds unlikely that this would have something to
do with wpa_supplicant. It sounds more likely of an issue somewhere in
the kernel driver or networking stack.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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