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Ticket #1313 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

Smarter selection of tx antenna for multicast frames

Reported by: scottr Assigned to: scottr
Priority: minor Milestone: version 0.9.5
Component: madwifi: driver Version: trunk
Keywords: Cc:
Patch is attached: 1 Pending:


Hi all,

Attached is a patch that is slightly smarter about the tx antenna selected for multicast frames. Currently multicast frames are sent on alternating antennas, however in the case that there is only a single antenna connected this is not the best option.

This patch will select antenna based on the proportion of unicast frames that have been successfully transmitted on each antenna.

I've opened a ticket instead of committing directly to get comments, etc, from people first.



madwifi_mcast_antenna.patch (0.8 kB) - added by scottr on 05/14/07 03:52:36.
madwifi_mcast_antenna_2.patch (0.8 kB) - added by scottr on 05/14/07 04:02:08.
Fix initial case so that it will begin by alternating antenna until it finds a good one

Change History

05/14/07 03:52:36 changed by scottr

  • attachment madwifi_mcast_antenna.patch added.

05/14/07 03:53:26 changed by scottr

Forgot to mention, the patch was submitted to me by Perry Lorier, I'll get him to sign off soon.

05/14/07 03:54:44 changed by

Signed-off-by: Perry Lorier <>

Cool :)

05/14/07 04:02:08 changed by scottr

  • attachment madwifi_mcast_antenna_2.patch added.

Fix initial case so that it will begin by alternating antenna until it finds a good one

07/16/08 12:59:47 changed by scottr

  • status changed from new to closed.
  • resolution set to fixed.
  • milestone set to version 0.9.5.

Committed in r3776. Thanks, Perry.