Just last night mine froze up for the first time, but then I was really
trying to hammer it by downloading all 3 iso's of Fedora at the same time...
:) They started coming in fast but eventually all timed out and then could
not get to anything quickly. It acted like it was a 9600 baud modem, lol. A
reboot returned it to normal speed. Care to share a snip of your xml file
for that shaper rule Chad? :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chad R. Larson [mailto:clarson at eldocomp dot com]
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 6:38 PM
> To: Chris Olive
> Cc: M0n0Wall
> Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] m0n0wall v1.0, Soekris net4511
> wireless freezing?
> Chris Olive wrote:
> > I know it's kinda lame to post without more concrete details, but I
> > just thought I would poke around and see if anyone else has
> > experienced their wireless interface suddenly freezing.
> I posted several times about a similar problem with the
> Netgate kit in a net4501. Check the archives
> I finally decided the problem was the Prism chip set is
> simple-minded and sorta like a WinModem. This means that
> much of the work (especially in HostAP mode) is done in the
> interrupt handler, with interrupts disabled.
> Eventually the non-kernel processes get starved for CPU time
> and things get weird.
> My fix was to set up traffic shaping, and insert a 50ms pause
> between packets. That seems ugly to me, but also seems to work.
> I suspect a net4801 has enough horsepower that it wouldn't
> have the problem.
> So, try the traffic shaping.
> Chad R. Larson (CRL22) chad at eldocomp dot com
> Eldorado Computing, Inc. 602-604-3100
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