I have a long-standing problem that involves the iwi interface on my Thinkpad T42 running 9.2-PRERELEASE circa 28 Aug 2013.
Some wifi connections I make show good signal strength, but poor latency and/or packet loss to the WAP IP. I can't find other wifi users who perceive the wifi performance as poor, so I am assuming the problem is local to me. I will say this is generally repeatable by location: good locations are usually good, bad locations are usually bad. My theory is that the 2200BG likes some WAPs that I use more than it likes others. I'd like to find out what I can do to either fix the problem, or at least be able to accurately tell the WAP owner what their problem is. I'm ignorant about how to troubleshoot problems like this, so please suggest some diagnostic information I can provide to guide either of us toward a solution. Thank you, Jim from dmesg: iwi0: <Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG> mem 0xc0214000-0xc0214fff irq 11 at device 2.0 on pci2 wlan0: Ethernet address: 00:12:f0:ca:5c:85 I get this a lot, but don't know if it's relevant. It seems to appear during both good and bad connections: iwi0: need multicast update callback Here's 61db of S/N ratio, resulting in almost 50% packet loss: $ wlanstats ; ping -c20 wap2 36 rx frame too short 5 rx from wrong bssid 374 rx discard 'cuz dup 5 rx discard 'cuz mcast echo 3 rx discard mgt frames 1347 rx beacon frames 4151 rx element unknown 42 rx frame chan mismatch 7 rx disassociation 7 beacon miss events handled 6 active scans started 1446 rx management frames 2 tx failed 'cuz vap not in RUN state 28752 total data frames received 8679 unicast data frames received 20073 multicast data frames received 12186 total data frames transmit 12186 unicast data frames sent 54M current transmit rate 61 current rssi -95 current noise floor (dBm) -34 current signal (dBm) PING wap2 (192.168.2.1): 56 data bytes 64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=0 ttl=64 time=20.726 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.974 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=1.278 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=1.942 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=1.008 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=8 ttl=64 time=0.921 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=10 ttl=64 time=1.755 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=11 ttl=64 time=0.934 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=13 ttl=64 time=2.803 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=16 ttl=64 time=1.698 ms 64 bytes from 192.168.2.1: icmp_seq=18 ttl=64 time=2.382 ms --- wap2 ping statistics --- 20 packets transmitted, 11 packets received, 45.0% packet loss round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 0.921/3.311/20.726/5.540 ms To my knowledge the OS is using the latest 3.1 firmware for the interface: $ cd /usr/src/sys/contrib/dev/iwi $ grep ^FW Makefile; md5 * FW_VERSION=3.1 MD5 (LICENSE) = 11963afae1fb1117b86fde8187152b9a MD5 (Makefile) = 2e4c774520e878e5cf8f3be7373fec02 MD5 (ipw2200-bss.fw.uu) = 7c15a60e1ccf28c332d3d795af99012b MD5 (ipw2200-ibss.fw.uu) = b529089d6eee6c12a918f361ee2c8347 MD5 (ipw2200-sniffer.fw.uu) = 9e6c7a76cb528cb1d9f1996189d9c699 _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-wireless To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-wireless-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"