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Release Candidate Test Results

Log test results for madwifi release candidates to this page.

Please include information about the linux distribution, kernel version, hardware, and madwifi operating mode. If you have configuration problems, ask for support through the normal channels. If you find defects, open up a ticket so the problem can be tracked.

r2187

Compile testing on Debian Sarge with gcc version 3.3.5 for x86 (Debian 1:3.3.5-13):

  • 2.6.17.1: compiled cleanly
  • 2.6.18.5: compiled cleanly
  • 2.6.20.1: compiled cleanly
  • 2.6.21-rc3: compiled cleanly

Compile testing on Gentoo with gcc version 4.1.1 for x86 (Gentoo 4.1.1-r3), reported by mkrieger:

  • 2.6.16.36: compiled cleanly
  • 2.6.17.14: compiled cleanly
  • 2.6.19.7: compiled cleanly

Compile testing on OpenSuse 10.2 with (GCC) 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (SUSE Linux)

  • 2.6.18.2-34-default : compiled cleanly

r2182

n/a


r2180

n/a


r2174

n/a


r1648

Ubuntu Dapper, kernel version 2.6.15-23-686 SMP PREEMPT, AR5212, station mode, no encryption: ok

Ubuntu Dapper, kernel version 2.6.15-23-686 SMP PREEMPT, AR5212, station mode, WEP/shared: ok

Ubuntu Dapper, kernel version 2.6.15-23-686 SMP PREEMPT, AR5212, station mode, WEP/open: ok

Ubuntu Dapper, kernel version 2.6.15-23-686 SMP PREEMPT, AR5212, station mode, WPA2-PSK: ok

Ubuntu Dapper, kernel version 2.6.15-23-686 SMP PREEMPT, AR5212, station mode, WPA-PSK: ok

Ubuntu Dapper, kernel version 2.6.15-23-686 SMP PREEMPT, AR5212, station mode, WPA2-EAP-TLS: ok

Ubuntu Dapper, kernel version 2.6.15-23-686 SMP PREEMPT, AR5212, station mode, WPA-EAP-TLS: ok

Ubuntu Dapper, kernel version 2.6.15-23-686 SMP PREEMPT, AR5212, station mode, IEEE80211: ok


r1644

Can't easily upgrade to r1648 atm sorry, so testing with this will have to do :(

Patches from the following tickets are also applied:

  • Active scan ticket #275
  • Ad-hoc channel list fixes from ticket #623
  • Setmode delay with timeout 2 from ticket #228

Custom (Debian based) distribution, kernel 2.6.13.1, AR5212, pseudo-ad-hoc mode, no security: ok

Custom (Debian based) distribution, kernel 2.6.13.1, AR5212, master mode, no security: ok

Custom (Debian based) distribution, kernel 2.6.13.1, AR5212, station mode, no security: ok

Scanning works fine (including mode/channel changes) in Ad-Hoc, Station and Master modes. Scanning does not work in Pesudo Ad-Hoc (PIM) mode as described in ticket #714.


r1647

RHEL 4, kernel version 2.6.9-34.EL, AR5212, station mode, LEAP authentication: ok


r1594

Compilation tests on Debian testing, x86:

  • kernel 2.4.32, GCC 3.4.6, MadWifi as external module: ok
  • kernel 2.4.32, GCC 3.4.6, MadWifi patched into the kernel source tree: ok
  • kernel 2.6.15.12, GCC 4.0.2, MadWifi as external module: ok
  • kernel 2.6.15.12, GCC 4.0.2, MadWifi patched into the kernel source tree, built as module: ok
  • kernel 2.6.15.12, GCC 4.0.2, MadWifi patched into the kernel source tree, integrated into the kernel: ok

r1590

RHEL 4, kernel version 2.6.9-22.0.2.EL, AR5212, station mode, LEAP authentication: Everything OK.


Mdk 2006, kernel 2.6.12, ar5212 (WG311T), two boxes: AP & STA, no encryption: Looks good so far.

[root@Lucy wh]# ping -f 192.168.6.4
PING 192.168.6.4 (192.168.6.4) 56(84) bytes of data.
....
--- 192.168.6.4 ping statistics ---
165018 packets transmitted, 165014 received, 0% packet loss, time 116194ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.225/0.684/20.050/0.376 ms, pipe 2, ipg/ewma 0.704/0.806 ms

simultaneously:

[root@Lily ~]# ping -f 192.168.6.5
PING 192.168.6.5 (192.168.6.5) 56(84) bytes of data.
.....
--- 192.168.6.5 ping statistics ---
158329 packets transmitted, 158324 received, 0% packet loss, time 113897ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.211/0.699/37.403/0.389 ms, pipe 2, ipg/ewma 0.719/0.337 ms

Kismet (latest stable release) is working better (not stopping logging packets sfter 15-30 seconds)- Kismet run from ssh on ath1 (Ubiquiti 200mw a/b/g MPCI with r1590). It quit showing new packets at about 3000 packets, c. 5x more than before.


Ubuntu Dapper Drake, kernel version 2.6.15-23-686 SMP PREEMPT, AR5212, station mode, WPA2 PSK authentication: Everything OK.


Debian SID, x86, GCC 4.0.4, kernel 2.6.16.5, client and monitor mode ok

OpenWrt kamikaze r3816, GCC 3.4.6, kernel 2.6.16.7, client and AP mode ok