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#1 2009-04-15 21:35:34

jiyunatori
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Registered: 2008-07-04
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very instable wifi connection with the rt61pci driver

Hi.

I'm having a lot of troubles with the rt61pci driver from kernel 2.6.29. Sometimes the connection is pretty stable around 300k/s, sometimes it drops down to 10k/s  or even completely stall - while my laptop's connection on the same AP works perfectly.

I don't know if it means anything, but minutes ago I saw the bit rate displayed by iwconfig dropping from 54Mb/s to 48, then 36, down to 1Mbs.

I'm not sure where to look, but at least dmesg seems to be giving a lot of weird messages related to wlan0 :

$ dmesg | grep wlan0

wlan0 (rt61pci): not using net_device_ops yet
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4 (capab=0x11 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: deauthenticating by local choice (reason=3)
wlan0: deauthenticating by local choice (reason=3)
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: deauthenticating by local choice (reason=3)
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4 (capab=0x11 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
wlan0: deauthenticated (Reason: 7)
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4 try 1
wlan0 direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4 (capab=0x11 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: deauthenticated (Reason: 7)
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4 try 1
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4 try 2
wlan0 direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4 (capab=0x11 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: No ProbeResp from current AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4 - assume out of range
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4 (capab=0x11 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: deauthenticating by local choice (reason=3)
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
wlan0: deauthenticating by local choice (reason=3)
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: deauthenticating by local choice (reason=3)
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4 (capab=0x11 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
wlan0: deauthenticating by local choice (reason=3)
wlan0 (rt61pci): not using net_device_ops yet
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4 (capab=0x11 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
wlan0: deauthenticating by local choice (reason=3)
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
wlan0: deauthenticating by local choice (reason=3)
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: deauthenticating by local choice (reason=3)
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4 (capab=0x11 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
wlan0: no IPv6 routers present
wlan0: deauthenticated (Reason: 7)
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4 try 1
wlan0 direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4
wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1e:e5:84:b4:f4 (capab=0x11 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated

Anyone got a clue on what all this means ?
Thanks.

EDIT : oh and by the way, I'm running Wicd and my hardware is :

HARDWARE DETECT ver 5.4.3 (simple mode)
  Kernel     : 2.6.29-ARCH
  CPU & Cache: Processor 0: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7300  @ 2.66GHz 1600MHz, 3072 KB Cache
Processor 1: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     E7300  @ 2.66GHz 1600MHz, 3072 KB Cache

  Ethernet   : 88E8056 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller module: sky2 
  Network    : RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI module: rt61pci

Last edited by jiyunatori (2009-04-15 22:05:02)

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#2 2009-04-17 21:23:38

capeta
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From: Minas Gerais, Brazil
Registered: 2007-08-13
Posts: 8

Re: very instable wifi connection with the rt61pci driver

Same problem here, but I'm using rt73usb module.

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#3 2009-04-18 00:20:25

jiyunatori
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Posts: 54

Re: very instable wifi connection with the rt61pci driver

Anyone knows if there is a way to run on a legacy driver ?

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#4 2009-04-19 01:20:27

kjon
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From: Temuco, Chile
Registered: 2008-04-16
Posts: 398

Re: very instable wifi connection with the rt61pci driver

Damn. I'm suffering the very same symptoms on my machine. According to serialmonkey site, they're putting down the legacy drivers from the codebase.
I tryied to compile the drivers from ralink, but I didn't success. So I'm stalled until someone finds a proper solution sad


They say that if you play a Win cd backward you hear satanic messages. That's nothing! 'cause if you play it forwards, it installs windows.

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#5 2009-04-20 18:02:34

capeta
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From: Minas Gerais, Brazil
Registered: 2007-08-13
Posts: 8

Re: very instable wifi connection with the rt61pci driver

I can't connect to my AP:

wlan0 (rt73usb): not using net_device_ops yet
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: deauthenticated (Reason: 15)
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c try 1
wlan0 direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: deauthenticated (Reason: 15)
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c try 1
wlan0 direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: deauthenticated (Reason: 15)
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c try 1
wlan0 direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: deauthenticated (Reason: 15)
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c try 1
wlan0 direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: deauthenticated (Reason: 15)
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c try 1
wlan0 direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: deauthenticated (Reason: 15)
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c try 1
wlan0 direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: deauthenticated (Reason: 15)
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c try 1
wlan0 direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: deauthenticated (Reason: 15)
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c try 1
wlan0 direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: deauthenticated (Reason: 7)
wlan0: deauthenticating by local choice (reason=3)

But when I disable the security (WPA/WEP), it connect:

wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c try 1
wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c try 1
wlan0 direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:21:29:a6:a9:5c (capab=0x401 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated

Last edited by capeta (2009-04-20 18:12:58)

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#6 2009-04-20 20:56:16

ichbinesderelch
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Re: very instable wifi connection with the rt61pci driver

having same problems with rt61pci, but using ndiswrapper with windows drivers works pretty good for me, so maybe try that

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#7 2009-10-04 17:08:28

bludra84
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Registered: 2007-10-25
Posts: 20

Re: very instable wifi connection with the rt61pci driver

Has anyone found a fix for this besides switching to ndiswrapper?

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#8 2009-10-04 20:01:00

jiyunatori
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Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 54

Re: very instable wifi connection with the rt61pci driver

switching to ethernet connection ? wink

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#9 2009-10-04 20:34:09

kjon
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From: Temuco, Chile
Registered: 2008-04-16
Posts: 398

Re: very instable wifi connection with the rt61pci driver

ichbinesderelch wrote:

having same problems with rt61pci, but using ndiswrapper with windows drivers works pretty good for me, so maybe try that

Unfortunately, this works sometimes. I've running a WPA2 router running over here and my card likes to freeze my entire PC when trying to reset the hardware using iwpriv.


They say that if you play a Win cd backward you hear satanic messages. That's nothing! 'cause if you play it forwards, it installs windows.

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#10 2009-10-29 20:21:17

Strider
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Registered: 2009-08-04
Posts: 97

Re: very instable wifi connection with the rt61pci driver

I'm having exactly the same problem using rt73usb. My connection to my wireless router sometimes gets very slow. To setup my wlan connection I use wicd. Has anybody tried the forums at the serialmonkey site ? My rt73usb used to be VERY stable using kernel 2.6.28 and below. Starting with 2.6.29 things started to go less fast. I think it has to do with a kernel drive update for this hardware. That's why I ask about the serialmonkey site.


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#11 2009-11-13 12:03:34

Nic0
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Re: very instable wifi connection with the rt61pci driver

Hello,

I had exactly the same problem since the kernel 2.6.29 with a very unstable connexion.
I'm using the rt2x00-rt61-fw 1.2-3 driver on my RaLink RT2561/RT61.

I was using wicd/wicd-client, and every time I set the connexion with the GUI interface, the connexion was very unstable, with about every conflict describe here.
The strange thing is, since I'm using command line to connect, my connexion is fine.
(just with "iwconfig wlan0 ap 00:01:23:45:67:89 essid "Yourbox" key 0123456789123456789" followed by "dhcpcd…")

So in my case, the isue came from wicd or wicd-client and not from the driver.

(sorry for my english…)

Last edited by Nic0 (2009-11-13 12:04:23)

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#12 2010-02-02 23:36:52

mehturt
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Re: very instable wifi connection with the rt61pci driver

I am having similar issues with rt73usb.  The connection is fine once power management is disabled for the interface, but the connection is never established after machine suspend/resume.  My logs look similar to the original poster ones.

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#13 2010-04-27 02:15:56

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Re: very instable wifi connection with the rt61pci driver

New to the forum, hopefully using tags correctly..!

I found this thread in a google search for the "deauthenticating (reason=3)" issue that I've only experienced in the last few bleeding-edge distros I've installed, of which I can specifically recall antiX 8.5 and my Arch net-install from last night. I'm back in Windows for the moment but am particularly pleased with the outcome of my customization of Arch--I'd always given up midway with previous releases, but here I have the ideal dual-boot config (old lady hates anything that isn't Windows) and I'm rather annoyed at this one little hiccup. And for my needs, there is no falling back on wl or ndiswrapper.

[owner@localhost ~]$ dmesg | tail
b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
b44: eth0: powering down PHY
b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
wlan0: direct probe to AP 90:e6:ba:67:89:41 (try 1)
wlan0: direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 90:e6:ba:67:89:41 (try 1)
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 90:e6:ba:67:89:41 (try 1)
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 90:e6:ba:67:89:41 (capab=0x11 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
[owner@localhost ~]$ dmesg | tail
wlan0: direct probe to AP 90:e6:ba:67:89:41 (try 1)
wlan0: direct probe responded
wlan0: authenticate with AP 90:e6:ba:67:89:41 (try 1)
wlan0: authenticated
wlan0: associate with AP 90:e6:ba:67:89:41 (try 1)
wlan0: RX AssocResp from 90:e6:ba:67:89:41 (capab=0x11 status=0 aid=1)
wlan0: associated
wlan0: deauthenticating from 90:e6:ba:67:89:41 by local choice (reason=3)
b43-phy0: Loading firmware version 478.104 (2008-07-01 00:50:23)
b44: eth0: powering down PHY

My only machine right now is this HP Compaq nx6110, 910GM (GMA 900), 512MiB, 40GiB, DVDRW. The integrated 10/100 NIC is a Broadcom 440x [14e4:170c rev 02] as shown in the "b44" reference above. In a manual configuration, I put this interface down, but as configured with Wicd, it remains active despite no connection. The WLAN interface is a Broadcom BCM4306 [14e4:4320 rev 03] installed in the mini-PCI slot underneath, driven by both the b43 module included with 2.6.33-ARCH and the 4.178.10.4 firmware from openwrt.org as directed. I am connected to my AP with WEP encryption and an average signal of 93% (~-49dBm). I know this thread concerns rt61 devices (one of which I used to own--the MSI PC60G + 8dBi antenna) but clearly the problem isn't limited to them, as no matter my network configuration, I am watching my WLAN drop after 20 to 30 seconds of idle--it'll reconnect eventually if Wicd is running. I understand I may be missing something specific to Broadcom such as an update or another thread directing me to downgrade. If anyone knows something I don't, please do share. I have an otherwise permanent installation on my hands!

Will gladly go back into Arch to paste output from debug commands if deemed helpful.

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#14 2011-12-12 19:44:59

dklovedoctor
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Registered: 2011-08-23
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Re: very instable wifi connection with the rt61pci driver

check command ipcs
in my case I had lost of shared memory allocated

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#15 2011-12-12 20:08:49

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Re: very instable wifi connection with the rt61pci driver

dklovedoctor, your wifi still lags. latest post is from april last year.

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#16 2011-12-16 22:28:24

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Re: very instable wifi connection with the rt61pci driver

bangkok_manouel wrote:

dklovedoctor, your wifi still lags. latest post is from april last year.

smile

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#17 2011-12-17 02:21:36

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