[ath9k-devel] DWA-556 not working as AP

Pavel Roskin proski
Fri Aug 5 19:01:57 PDT 2011

On Fri, 5 Aug 2011 09:48:42 +0300
sami ahokas <sami.m.ahokas at gmail.com> wrote:

> I don't know if my issue is related to ath9k driver or hostapd so I'm
> sending this to both lists.
> If I reboot my board after this, AP role works right from the start.
> But if I toggle the power of my board, AP mode gets broken again. What
> could cause this kind of behavior? Is there something in AR5418
> registers that is left uninitialized in AP mode in the driver or
> hostapd?

That's clearly something in the hardware, so hostapd is irrelevant here.

> I'm using Linux kernel version 2.6.33 on powerpc platform. Hostapd
> version is 0.7.3 and wpa_supplicant is 0.7.3 too.

The first thing should be to test the card with the latest kernel or
with compat-wireless.  For Linux wireless drivers, 2.6.33 is stone
age :)

You can also check the card with MadWifi trunk snapshot.  If that works
fine, chances are that ath9k does something wrong, otherwise I would
suspect the hardware.

Pavel Roskin

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