Work-around for WIFI Issues on 1.5.10 and TP-Link WR1043ND

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gmick
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Work-around for WIFI Issues on 1.5.10 and TP-Link WR1043ND

Postby gmick » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:48 am

Hi guys,

I'm running 1.5.10 on a TP-Link WR1043ND v1 and after a period of flawless operation, about a day, was seeing my WIFI throughput drop to about 1 mbit. This was more frequent under heavy use.

Per discussion over at openwrt's bug tracker, I disabled Atheros Adaptive Noise Immunity (ANI) and "Low Ack" disassociation.

In /etc/rc.local, add the line:

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echo 1 >/sys/kernel/debug/ieee80211/phy0/ath9k/disable_ani


and in /etc/config/wireless, add the following option to your wifi-iface section:

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config wifi-iface 'ap_g'
   option disassoc_low_ack 0


All seems to be running well, will report if anything changes.

Cheers,

-GMick

majimus
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Re: Work-around for WIFI Issues on 1.5.10 and TP-Link WR1043

Postby majimus » Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:29 am

Did this solve the problem? What happens in my case is that after a while ( a day or so) I start seeing 2 second round trip times on the Wireless (from local devices to the router) with an almost unusable connection, If I connect to a LAN port everything is fine.

asantaga
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Re: Work-around for WIFI Issues on 1.5.10 and TP-Link WR1043

Postby asantaga » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:46 am

Not for me, it still dies regularly.

I was reading the openwrt forums and apparently downgrading to Backfire Backfire 10.03.1 is a workaround for now..

is there a version of Gargoyle using Backfire 10.03.1???

asantaga
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Re: Work-around for WIFI Issues on 1.5.10 and TP-Link WR1043

Postby asantaga » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:36 pm

I worked out that the Gargoyle 1.5.6 is the latest BackFire based Gargoyle Firmware.

Alas Im finding wireless to be very eratic.. it works then it doesnt..

Any ideas?
Edit : Im now trying with the settings in the first post.. might stabilize it

illuminati
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Re: Work-around for WIFI Issues on 1.5.10 and TP-Link WR1043

Postby illuminati » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:05 pm

I just wanted to second this issue, just after a period of time the wireless completely dies, router ping spikes to 4000 and the web interface can no longer be reached, rebooting it fixes it all but only lasts around 12-24 hours before i need to reset it again.

asantaga
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Re: Work-around for WIFI Issues on 1.5.10 and TP-Link WR1043

Postby asantaga » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:26 pm

In this other thread viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4722, isppy has suggested I try the "alpha/beta" build..

Flashing this one in 10mins!, I'll let everyone know how it goes..

asantaga
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Re: Work-around for WIFI Issues on 1.5.10 and TP-Link WR1043

Postby asantaga » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:00 am

Still unstable, but for me its every hour or so.. pinging to the router goes to 1000's of ms.. and internet slow/unusable..

I was on 1.5.6 before and upgraded to the isppy release. I noticed that the disabling ANI wasnt set anymore.. So ive' just reset it , rebooting and will see how it goes..

Currently my test is quite simply one client (a mac) running grooveshark.. its easy to know when it stops, the music stops! :-)

asantaga
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Re: Work-around for WIFI Issues on 1.5.10 and TP-Link WR1043

Postby asantaga » Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:46 pm

All,

SUCCESS..

I can confirm that the firmware above does work, BUT you must enter the commands on the first post to disable ANI..

:-)

EDIT 12-sep-2013 : Ok doesnt seam to work for a long time (ie <12hrs) .. but if you ssh into the router and issue " wifi down;wifi up" then its ok for a while.

Im going to put a small cron script which bounces wifi ever night, and see if that makes it work better.. wifi up/down takes < 5s so thats ok..

Edit 17-sep-2013 : still unstable.. any ideas anyone?

gmick
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Re: Work-around for WIFI Issues on 1.5.10 and TP-Link WR1043

Postby gmick » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:13 pm

gmick wrote:Hi guys,

I'm running 1.5.10 on a TP-Link WR1043ND v1 and after a period of flawless operation, about a day, was seeing my WIFI throughput drop to about 1 mbit. This was more frequent under heavy use.



I upgraded to 1.5.11 but ANI enabled was still causing issue, also a bit changed w/ the file pointers to disable ANI. New instructions are:

In /etc/rc.local, add the line:

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echo 0 >/sys/kernel/debug/ieee80211/phy0/ath9k/ani


Cheers,

erez669
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Re: Work-around for WIFI Issues on 1.5.10 and TP-Link WR1043

Postby erez669 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:31 pm

i don't understand where to change this settings? logon the router with putty ssh? how to run this command? where?


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