[OpenWrt-Devel] [PATCH] [package] mwlwifi: generate TX_STATUS event on transmitting auth, associate, and reallocate responses

Pat Fruth pat at patfruth.com
Wed Mar 18 23:40:37 EDT 2015

This patch addresses an issue specific to Apple devices experiencing a wireless disconnect when trying to associate with either 2.4Ghz or 5Ghz wifi of a Linksys WRT1900AC router.
Apple devices (MacBooks running Mac OS X 10.10.x Yosemite in particular, but there may be others), appear to re-auth/re-associate within approximately 25 seconds of initially associating.
Evidence of this can be seen by the presence of an entry similar to the following in the Apple system logs;
	MM/DD/YY HH:MM:SS.sss AM kernel[0]: wl0: Roamed or switched channel, reason #8, bssid xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
The Marvell wifi driver doesn’t generate a NL80211_CMD_FRAME_TX_STATUS event on transmitting a response to auth and/or reassociate requests.  Thus, the respective callback handler functions (in hostapd’s ieee802_11.c) never get driven, ultimately leading to the problem.
The patch causes a TX_STATUS event to be generated for auth and reassociate request’s responses, in addition to associate request’s responses.

Signed-off-by: Pat Fruth <pat at patfruth.comt>
 .../mwlwifi/patches/002_TX-STATUS-for-reassoc-auth.patch   | 14 ++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+)
 create mode 100644 package/kernel/mwlwifi/patches/002_TX-STATUS-for-reassoc-auth.patch

diff --git a/package/kernel/mwlwifi/patches/002_TX-STATUS-for-reassoc-auth.patch b/package/kernel/mwlwifi/patches/002_TX-STATUS-for-reassoc-auth.patch
new file mode 100644
index 0000000..5f0d7fb
--- /dev/null
+++ b/package/kernel/mwlwifi/patches/002_TX-STATUS-for-reassoc-auth.patch
@@ -0,0 +1,14 @@
+--- a/mwl_tx.c
++++ b/mwl_tx.c
+@@ -395,7 +395,10 @@ void mwl_tx_done(unsigned long data)
+ 				tr = (struct mwl_dma_data *)done_skb->data;
+-				if (ieee80211_is_assoc_resp(tr->wh.frame_control)) {
++				// if (ieee80211_is_assoc_resp(tr->wh.frame_control)) {
++				if (ieee80211_is_assoc_resp(tr->wh.frame_control) ||
++				    ieee80211_is_reassoc_resp(tr->wh.frame_control) ||
++				    ieee80211_is_auth(tr->wh.frame_control)) {
+ 					/* Remove H/W dma header
+ 					*/
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