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Re: [PATCH] wlcore: send EAPOLs with basic rate policy

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On Mon, 2012-06-11 at 18:01 +0300, Eyal Shapira wrote:
> EAPOLs are sent at high rates as they are considered
> data packets. Some APs don't respond well to these rates
> and don't respond with EAPOL 3/4.
> Send EAPOLs with basic rate policy in order to avoid that.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Eyal Shapira <eyal@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
>  drivers/net/wireless/ti/wlcore/tx.c |   10 +++++++---
>  1 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ti/wlcore/tx.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ti/wlcore/tx.c
> index 6983e7a..8ee82b9 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/ti/wlcore/tx.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ti/wlcore/tx.c
> @@ -305,11 +305,15 @@ static void wl1271_tx_fill_hdr(struct wl1271 *wl, struct wl12xx_vif *wlvif,
>  	if (is_dummy || !wlvif)
>  		rate_idx = 0;
>  	else if (wlvif->bss_type != BSS_TYPE_AP_BSS) {
> -		/* if the packets are destined for AP (have a STA entry)
> -		   send them with AP rate policies, otherwise use default
> -		   basic rates */
> +		/*
> +		 * if the packets are destined for AP (have a STA entry)
> +		 * send them with AP rate policies (EAPOLs are an exception),
> +		 * otherwise use default basic rates
> +		 */

Might be worth indicating what APs have this bug, and possibly putting
something like this into mac80211 (as well)?

johannes

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