IPod Touch - Timeout Issues



  • I apologize if this is the wrong place for this thread since I'm not sure if this is firewall or hardware or something else related.

    I recently purchased myself an iPod touch for all the nifty wireless things and noticed it had quite a bit of problems with timing out and losing connections.  I thought nothing of it since its a mobile device and I honestly didn't expect it to be perfect.  However today I used a different wireless access point and noticed that pages loaded much faster and I wasn't having any issues with pages not loading or connections timing out.  This means there must be some kind of incompatibility between the Touch and my router which is an Alix 2c3 running pfsense 1.2 rc4.  I have an atheros wifi card in there with an omni antenna.  So far I've not been able to spot anything obvious in the configuration of pfsense that would cause this and am at a loss.  Any ideas?



  • I have had big problems with my wifi access point and the ipod touch. I noticed that I can get upto 60% packet loss.

    This is not a pfSense issue.

    I have a Buffalo g54 access point, if I reboot it (the AP) the touch works fine for about 3 days, then it starts to get packet loss again. I have no problems with it on other APs. Just on of those weird compatibility issues!

    Regards

    Ben



  • My Touch works fine on my pfSense WPA AP. It has to be set to TKIP or it doesn't work at all, but with that it seems fine.  I've only had it a few days though, so time will tell.  I'll post back here if I run into any issues.



  • I'm not running WEP or WPA if that helps to isolate any potential problems.  (I live in the middle of nowhere in Kentucky with no neighbors so there's no point in security)



  • @safrax:

    I'm not running WEP or WPA if that helps to isolate any potential problems.

    Still haven't had any issues with mine, not sure what to tell you. The 1.2.1 release will be based on FreeBSD 6.3 which has an improved Atheros HAL, you might have better luck at that point. Others who have tried it have noticed a number of problems are no longer issues. There isn't an embedded image available or I'd give you a link. If you want an iso for a full install let me know, there is one of those available.

    @safrax:

    (I live in the middle of nowhere in Kentucky with no neighbors so there's no point in security)

    Greetings from the middle of everything in KY, Louisville.  ;D  I see you have a Logan Telephone email address, one company I work for has a location serviced by Logan Telephone in Radcliff, guess you aren't too far away. Though the project and its contributors span the globe, Louisville is the world headquarters of pfSense. Scott and I, the founders, are both here.



  • @cmb:

    Still haven't had any issues with mine, not sure what to tell you. The 1.2.1 release will be based on FreeBSD 6.3 which has an improved Atheros HAL, you might have better luck at that point. Others who have tried it have noticed a number of problems are no longer issues. There isn't an embedded image available or I'd give you a link. If you want an iso for a full install let me know, there is one of those available.

    I reloaded the firmware on the touch a few times and it somehow magically fixed things.  At this point I think its an Apple issue that may have been resolved in the 1.1.4 update.

    Greetings from the middle of everything in KY, Louisville.   ;D  I see you have a Logan Telephone email address, one company I work for has a location serviced by Logan Telephone in Radcliff, guess you aren't too far away. Though the project and its contributors span the globe, Louisville is the world headquarters of pfSense. Scott and I, the founders, are both here.

    Radcliff is about two hours away.  I'm about 30 miles to the west of Bowling Green over near Morgantown.


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