For over a month I was having problems with one of my relays. It was
originally running Linux with Host-AP. It was crashing almost every
night. I thought it was something due to the Host-AP drivers. I've
heard that they were not good.
So I upgraded the relay to a Soekris running m0n0wall. This seemed to
improve the situation, but not solve it. At certain times of the night
I would start getting timeout errors over and over. This would be on
the AP side of the relay. (/kernel: wi0: timeout in wi_seek to 14a/3c;
last status 403c) It would stop the users from accessing the internet.
After fighting with things for weeks, thinking it may be some HAM
operators in the area, I found the problem. It had nothing to do with
radio waves or software setups. Not even the Firmware was to blame for
Power Save Mode! I had one customer using a Linksys WMP11 PCI card to
connect to the relay. It was setup on Windows XP. The Power Save Mode
was enabled on it. The day I had the customer disable it was the day
the errors stopped.
Has anyone else had this problem?