What causes In/Out Errors?
PrivateWIFI interface (ath0)
MAC address 00:02:6f:21:1d:16
Media autoselect mode 11g <hostap>Channel 1
In/out packets 13/731 (1 KB/5 KB)
In/out errors 538592/5
Bridge (bridge0) learning
Im getting massive In errors on my wifi link. Is this normal?
built on Sat Aug 29 04:17:10 UTC 2009
Sometimes it's caused by the "Senao" wireless card and driver combo that you are using. I usually use a separate wireless simultaneous dual-band router as it costs about the same as buying a wireless mini-pci card and I get much better performance and pfsense stability.
From my understanding the wireless card's firmware should "hide" the errors normally associated with wireless communications. Might be driver compatibility issues. FreeBSD is a bit behind when it comes to wireless AP drivers compared to Linux.
What kind of hardware are you using with pfsense?
I have a similar situation made worse by continiued stuck beacon messages and haven't been able to eliminate the problem completely.
I made things better by tweaking some settings and replacing a microdrive with an industrial cf card but the problem still is there albeit on a smaller scale.
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Search around in the wireless forum. From what I can determine high amounts of in errors on the interface don't necessarily mean there is a problem. A stuck beacon or the like is different, but if there doesn't seem to be a problem I wouldn't worry. I have several Alix boxes with ath cards that are running just fine- they all have huge amounts of in errors. It may well be that the ath driver does not mask 'normal' errors under some circumstances.