wifi in AP mode unreliable

Klaus Darilion klaus.mailinglists
Tue Jan 19 09:41:37 PST 2010

Jouni Malinen schrieb:
> On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 09:48:08PM +0100, Klaus Darilion wrote:
>> The problem is, that wifi is unreliable (comes and goes). I tested with 
>> multiple Windows notebooks as clients, all showing the same stability 
>> problems. Thus, the problem must be the access point.
>> I tested unencrypted and WPA2 mode, both are not stable.
>> Actually I do not know how to proceed further.
>> 1. Where is the problem - in the kernel module (ath5k ?, ...?) or in hostapd
> Sounds like a driver issue to me and as such, better forum for
> addressing this would be the linux-wireless mailing or something ath5k
> specific.
> (similar reply would also apply for the RaLink RT2561/RT61 comment in
> the thread; though, the issue there is likely different and maybe
> related to how the driver configures new keys)


I found at that the network gets stable by removing wlan0 from a bridge 
and using it directly. Are there any known issues with bridges? (of 
course I had configured the bridge in hostapd.conf)


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