Wireless issues with 1.2.3RC1 (stuck beacon)
Not sure if this is the right forum (maybe I should post it in Wireless?)
I have an atheros 5212 card and today I was no longer able to see my pfsense wireless.
Correction (wistron cm9 is actually 5213 based even though reported as 5212).
This is what comes in the logs :
ath0: stuck beacon; resetting (bmiss count 4)
Strange enough after a few minutes (maybe 10 or 15) the problem kinda solved itself as I was longer getting these messages and connection was restored.
The pfsense is running on ALIX2C2 with 4 gigabyte microdrive
Well to update on the issue , 11g became very unstable afterwards and I reverted to 11b which is somewhat more stable.
The signal is pretty low even when standing next to the router (25-30db compared to my Asus router which is giving 50-55db).
some pings are spiking up to 50ms or even more and lots of i/o errors show up on the interface (I think i/o errors were from the beginning but I didn't pay attention).
I get the same error messages with my AR5416. But after doing a clean install last week and using build: 1.2.3-RC1 built on Mon Apr 27 06:14:08 EDT 2009 I haven't seen the error (yet).
Just to update on the issue ( in case it might be interesting to others experiencing the same) I must say that the issue is still present in 1.2.3 from 0616.
Yesterday again there was a storm in logs with the stuck beacon message but its hard to tell whether or not AP was down at the moment when it happened.
Luckily it recovered and is working ok for now.
After some googling it looks like the problem is in the driver and most likely won't be solved anytime soon :(
See for example :
http://kerneltrap.org/mailarchive/madwifi-devel/2008/9/9/3237624 (not sure whether its related though).
There is some patch that is supposed to fix this but the patch is for Linux.
I wonder how are things in 2.0 with FreeBSD 8?