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PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:16 am    Post subject: broadcom-sta dropping packets like crazy Reply with quote

I finally got my PCI wireless card working with the broadcom-sta drivers.

Here is the output of iwconfig wlan0:
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wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:"sundance" Nickname:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 02:21:29:D9:3B:13
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power:24 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Managementmode:All packets received
Link Quality=5/5 Signal level=-38 dBm Noise level=-93 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:31 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:71137 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

Notice the excessive retries. The output of iwevent is even more troubling:
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Waiting for Wireless Events from interfaces...
22:14:21.053841 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:21.274266 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:21.623827 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:21.753526 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:22.014963 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:22.064809 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:22.328062 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:22.373930 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:22.567306 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:23.060735 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:23.121230 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:23.373859 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:23.620015 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:24.085710 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:24.309574 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:24.641894 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:24.876947 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:25.125422 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:25.329915 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:25.394545 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:25.704673 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:26.062164 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:26.133527 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:26.219791 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:26.656242 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:26.759237 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:26.960292 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:27.363837 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:27.557418 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:27.647775 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:27.712540 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:28.075818 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:28.278293 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:28.489645 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13
22:14:28.576240 wlan0 Tx packet dropped:02:21:29:D9:3B:13


Any ideas? Should I just go back to ndiswrapper?

lspci lists my device as "01:06.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM43XG (rev 01)"
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