some mobiles did not work with hostapd/ath9k
Mon Mar 23 00:17:50 PDT 2009
I had a problem which was reported on 18-Feb-2009: iPhone and Samsung
i780 mobiles phones failed to work with hostapd-0.6.7 running on a
2.6.27-rc6 kernel. Other list member(s) have also faced this problem.
Jouni has suggested me to have a try with the latest 2.6.29 kernel...
So, the time has come, on the last week 2.6.29-rc6 was tested and now I
can report that the problem no longer persists. The problem was some
kind of power save mode handling in kernel, more exactly, the lack of
handling of power save capable mobiles in 2.6.27-rc6. Since 2.6.29-rc6
really supports such devices (as Jouni thought), we can now use those
devices also. (Those mobiles are too clever and intended to use power
saving, meanwhile the kernel wasn't prepared for that and package loss
Thanks for the information!
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