Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#4321 closed defect (wontfix)

8.09_RC1 brcm47xx - wifi crashes every 15-20mins on WRT54GS v1.1

Reported by: jochen.streicher@… Owned by: developers
Priority: high Milestone: Bugs Paradise
Component: kernel Version:
Keywords: brcm47xx wifi Cc:


8.09_RC1 was the first version w. new broadcom wifi w. kernel 2.6. was supposed to be stable - but in my experiences it is not.
Connecting devices are intel 3945 (linux/windows), some realtek wireless G devices and a Nokia E-Series phone.
local network and other functions are running stable only wifi screws up every 15 mins.
I'm not sure how to debug this - my only way is to reboot the router and start again - so please ask questions or feel free to give advice if interested.

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by loswillios

it is not supposed to be stable, who told you that? Does it work better with trunk?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by tilman.vogel@…

I also interpreted the following from the release notes along these lines:

  • Broadcom 47xx running reliably with the new Kernel, including b43 wireless driver
    • WEP, WDS and multi-SSID not yet supported

And I also experience frequent lock-ups under moderate wired network load on my WRT54GSv4 using WPA2-PSK and pppoe. No strange things visible in top or df. Don't have network logging set up yet. Will try with "while sleep 1; do dmesg -c ; done" over ssh and report if I find additional info.

Didn't try trunk yet. Are there relevant changes to be expected?

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by agb

  • Milestone changed from Kamikaze 8.09 to Kamikaze Bugs Paradize

b43 is more stable with later kernel versions. We currently do have brcm47xx patches for 2.6.28 in trunk, but the kernel version will not be incremented in Kamikaze 8.09.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by ylxu72 at gmail dot com

I also meet same issue, and find the issue can be resolved temporarily by restart wifi. A convenient method to restart wifi under Linksys routers is to bind it with Cisco SES button, so you can recover your wifi just by press and release SES button:

Create /etc/hotplug.d/button/01-wifitoggle with beneath script and make it executable

# If the Cisco SES button was pressed and released
if [ $BUTTON = "ses" -a $ACTION = "released" ]
	wifi down
	wifi up

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by nbd

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

marking as wontfix, as we won't support b43 in 8.09 and the version of b43 that is in trunk is quite different from the one you tested.

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