Bug 426655 - rt61pci WiFi module loosing connection
Summary: rt61pci WiFi module loosing connection
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John W. Linville
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2007-12-23 22:34 UTC by Milan Kerslager
Modified: 2008-01-30 16:30 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-01-30 16:30:05 UTC


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Description Milan Kerslager 2007-12-23 22:34:24 UTC
Latest kernels are loosing connection via my RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
card. The connection is established and my client is associated with AP but
after a random time, the connection is down even iwconfig still reports that
wlan0 interface is still autenthicated.

Latest working kernel is kernel-2.6.23.1-42.fc8.
Current kernel is 85, but does not work and 63 and 49 does not work too.

The kernel output:

wlan0: No ProbeResp from current AP 00:0b:6b:56:11:96 - assume out of range
wlan0: No STA entry for own AP 00:0b:6b:56:11:96
wlan0: RX deauthentication from 00:0b:6b:56:11:96 (reason=2)
wlan0: deauthenticated
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:0b:6b:56:11:96
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:0b:6b:56:11:96
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:0b:6b:56:11:96
wlan0: authentication with AP 00:0b:6b:56:11:96 timed out
wlan0: authentication frame received from 00:0b:6b:56:11:96, but not in
authenticate state - ignored
wlan0: authentication frame received from 00:0b:6b:56:11:96, but not in
authenticate state - ignored
wlan0: authentication frame received from 00:0b:6b:56:11:96, but not in
authenticate state - ignored

...and the connection is not working anymore. When network is restarted, the
connection works again until the same problem repeates.

Comment 1 Milan Kerslager 2007-12-25 08:58:19 UTC
Kernel kernel-2.6.23.1-42.fc8 looses connection too.
I would like to try older kernels but I don't know where to grab them :-(

Comment 2 Wojciech Kazubski 2007-12-29 22:00:52 UTC
Looks like bug 419871 ...
Does the driver use new mac80211 stack?

Comment 3 John W. Linville 2008-01-23 19:26:32 UTC
Please try the kernels here:

   http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=31896

Can you recreate the problem using these kernels?

Comment 4 Milan Kerslager 2008-01-23 19:43:41 UTC
I have no problem so far since 2.6.23.12-99.fc8. I'll try to use
kernel-2.6.23.14-111.fc8 (or later) and report back if the problem reoccur.

Comment 5 Milan Kerslager 2008-01-23 20:06:40 UTC
To be more precise - with 99 kernel, the connection probably has been lost and
the driver reconnect silently because my SSH connections freezes sometimes, but
there were no messages from the kernel (dmesg).
Now I have 111 kernel and will try to test & report.

Comment 6 Milan Kerslager 2008-01-23 20:09:49 UTC
There is (probably) another bug - iwconfig reports 1Mbps link even actual
transfer rate is around 3 Mbps on wlan0 interface (as reported by iptraf).
Should I report this issue separately or this is a side effect of transition to
the new stack?

Comment 7 Chuck Ebbert 2008-01-23 20:27:39 UTC
kernel -115 is being sent to the updates-testing repo. Please test that one.

Comment 8 Milan Kerslager 2008-01-30 16:22:23 UTC
I have 115 kernel since Jan 23 and I did not experienced any problem mentioned
above. This is at home so the testing is not whole-day but evenings only.

Comment 9 Christopher Brown 2008-01-30 16:30:05 UTC
Milan,

Will close as such but please re-open if it re-occurs.

Cheers
Chris


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