Wireles interface drops kernel: ural0: could not read MAC register: STALLED
dstocker last edited by
I have a multi-interface router set up using load balancer. One of the interfaces is a wireless usb connection that picks up a wireless connection in the office next to mine (very close proximity maybe too close). The router randomly drops the connection and does not pick it back up until rebooted. I get a "looped" error message on the console (and in the logs) about 3 per second… "kernel: ural0: could not read MAC register: STALLED. It seems to happen when there is little or no traffic on the system." Usually it takes a while to get to that point but the last time I re-booted, it did it immedialty. (of course it 3:00AM and there is absolutly no traffic on the system right now)
hoba last edited by
Does the hardware have some powersaving settings in the bios? Looks like the usbdevice becomes disabled? Maybe try running with disabled acpi (see http://devwiki.pfsense.org/BootOptions )?
If you have the option you should switch to something non-usb-based for that wifi link. I think pci or minipci should give you more reliability.