Experiencing very slow browsing at times (atheros wireless)

Sten Daniel Soersdal netslists at gmail.com
Sat May 26 05:10:27 PDT 2007

Petr Janda wrote:
Sepherosa Ziehau wrote:
Haha, the AP is broken.  Its does not use single TX seq (as required
by 802.11-1999 R2003, same as 802.11e for non-Qos data and bcast mgt)
for data and mgt packets.  Your AP seems to use one TX seq for beacon
(99% of mgt packets) and another TX seq for data.  That also explains
why using lower rate will have better result: number of retries is
reduced and duplication detection is performed only on retried
Please test following patch and see whether it makes the situation
better in 11g mode:

Testing now, will let you know of success or failure within the next day 
or two. If this worked out to be the fix, I shall call you Sir Genius 
from now on :D

Hopefully that will fix it. I'm a little puzzled by the tcp 
conversations here. The remote server advertises an mss of 1420 (which 
indicates an MTU of 1440) but the packets you receive is of size 1452 
(which translates to mss 1432) indicating that mss is adjusted along the 
way and that the path-mtu is lower than 1500. I'm not sure you're in the 
clear with fragmentation/mtu related problems yet, but a TX seq problem 
would definitely aggravate such a problem.

OTOH i might be misreading, misunderstanding or just plain stupid :)

Sten Daniel Soersdal

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