hostapd freeze

Marek Floriańczyk marek.florianczyk at
Sat May 13 13:21:45 PDT 2017

Dnia sobota, 13 maja 2017 19:13:03 CEST Jouni Malinen pisze:
> On Fri, May 12, 2017 at 03:44:48PM +0200, Marek Floriańczyk wrote:
> > However, I after some two hours stations deauthenticate with hostapd and
> > they do not authenticate again even when restarted, I need to restart
> > hostapd.
> > 
> > I have attached hostapd log file with station trying to reauthenticate
> > after station restart.
> It looks like there is something broken with the driver at that point.
> It does not report TX status for any of the management frames hostapd
> tries to transmit and based on the station behavior, it looks like the
> station does not receive these frame either. In other words, it looks
> like the driver is unable to send out management frames in this state.
> This would be more appropriate for someone familiar with the particular
> driver to take a look at since hostapd cannot really do anything if the
> driver does not send out frames or even report failures in doing so.


Thanks for answer.
I'm using wifi with chipset Ralink  RT5370, so I assume that the problem is 
driver for that chipset.
Would you recommend some USB based device with different chipset, maybe a 
newer one, which you know it can handle 100 devices ?

Best Regards

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