Problem setting up an Atheros based AP



  • I just got some new hardware (except for the Atheros nic, which is known to work), and am having problems getting the Atheros card to act as an AP.

    Hardware:

    Motherboard: Jetway J7F4K1G2E
    Optional Daughter board: Jetway 3 X Gigabit
    Wifi PCI nic: ath0@pci0:8:0:  class=0x020000 card=0x2051168c chip=0x0013168c rev=0x01 hdr=0x00 (from pciconf -l) IIRC it is an AR5212.

    I am able to associate with the AP, and get an ip from the dhcp server. But I only get a couple KB out of the connection, and then it disassociates.

    Here is a snippet from system logs:

    
    Oct 23 00:41:25 goyle dnsmasq[633]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Oct 23 00:42:17 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: deauthenticated due to local deauth request
    Oct 23 00:42:17 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: deassociated
    Oct 23 00:43:37 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: associated
    Oct 23 00:43:37 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: pairwise key handshake completed (WPA)
    Oct 23 00:43:38 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: group key handshake completed (WPA)
    Oct 23 00:43:49 goyle dnsmasq[633]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Oct 23 00:44:17 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: deauthenticated due to local deauth request
    Oct 23 00:44:17 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: deassociated
    Oct 23 00:44:27 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: associated
    Oct 23 00:44:27 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: pairwise key handshake completed (WPA)
    Oct 23 00:44:28 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: group key handshake completed (WPA)
    Oct 23 00:44:39 goyle dnsmasq[633]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Oct 23 00:45:17 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: deauthenticated due to local deauth request
    Oct 23 00:45:17 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: deassociated
    Oct 23 00:46:39 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: associated
    Oct 23 00:46:40 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: pairwise key handshake completed (WPA)
    Oct 23 00:46:41 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: group key handshake completed (WPA)
    Oct 23 00:46:52 goyle dnsmasq[633]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Oct 23 00:47:17 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: deauthenticated due to local deauth request
    Oct 23 00:47:17 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: deassociated
    Oct 23 00:47:30 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: associated
    Oct 23 00:47:30 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: pairwise key handshake completed (WPA)
    Oct 23 00:47:31 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: group key handshake completed (WPA)
    Oct 23 00:47:42 goyle dnsmasq[633]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Oct 23 00:48:16 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: group key handshake completed (WPA)
    Oct 23 00:48:22 goyle dnsmasq[633]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Oct 23 00:49:16 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: group key handshake completed (WPA)
    Oct 23 00:49:22 goyle dnsmasq[633]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Oct 23 00:50:16 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: group key handshake completed (WPA)
    Oct 23 00:50:39 goyle dnsmasq[633]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Oct 23 00:51:17 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: deauthenticated due to local deauth request
    Oct 23 00:51:17 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: deassociated
    Oct 23 00:52:43 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: associated
    Oct 23 00:52:43 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: pairwise key handshake completed (WPA)
    Oct 23 00:52:44 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: group key handshake completed (WPA)
    Oct 23 00:52:55 goyle dnsmasq[633]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Oct 23 00:53:15 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: received EAPOL-Key 2/2 Group with unexpected replay counter
    Oct 23 00:53:16 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: group key handshake completed (WPA)
    Oct 23 00:53:20 goyle dnsmasq[633]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Oct 23 00:53:35 goyle dnsmasq[633]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Oct 23 00:54:17 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: deauthenticated due to local deauth request
    Oct 23 00:54:17 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: deassociated
    Oct 23 00:54:23 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: associated
    Oct 23 00:54:23 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: pairwise key handshake completed (WPA)
    Oct 23 00:54:24 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC WPA: group key handshake completed (WPA)
    Oct 23 00:54:35 goyle dnsmasq[633]: reading /var/dhcpd/var/db/dhcpd.leases
    Oct 23 00:55:17 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: deauthenticated due to local deauth request
    Oct 23 00:55:17 goyle hostapd: ath0: STA My_Wireless_Client_MAC IEEE 802.11: deassociated
    
    

    And here is some diagnostic info from the shell:

    
    # athstats
    912 tx management frames
    4281 tx frames discarded prior to association
    8 tx stopped 'cuz no xmit buffer
    3923 tx failed 'cuz FIFO underrun
    17775 tx failed 'cuz bogus xmit rate
    8 tx frames with rts enabled
    1325 tx frames with an alternate rate
    22 tx frames with 11g protection
    379183 rx failed 'cuz of FIFO overrun
    1265 rx management frames
    331693 beacon setup failed 'cuz no mbuf
    211943465 beacons transmitted
    1228 periodic calibration failures
    80 tx used alternate antenna
    Antenna profile:
    [2] tx      752 rx     4104
    [3] tx      516 rx     2353
    
    

    Any help diagnosing this would be helpful. I have no freebsd experience, but quite a bit of linux experience.

    Thanks,

    brianw



  • ifconfig ath0 ?
    cat /tmp/ath0_setup.sh ?


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