Tx timeout problems revisited?

David Gibson david at gibson.dropbear.id.au
Tue Apr 2 16:16:59 EST 2002

On Sat, Mar 30, 2002 at 09:22:18AM -0300, Bruno Lopes F. Cabral wrote:
> Hi there
> I have a 10 nodes wireless LAN with linux on all of them,
> including the central point.
> The node that have the highest traffic is freezing (the
> wireless link halts) from time to time. The initial install 
> there was wvlan_cs, but I upgraded it to orinoco_cs because 
> the known "transmit error" problem, it get better but the
> problem still remains, "Tx Error, status 4" and a different
> hexa number between brackets
> With wvlan_cs the wireless link stop transmitting about
> 15 minutes after it's brought up. with orinoco_cs 0.09b
> it works for a few hours before it stops transmitting.
> if I remove and reinsert the card it "comes back" for
> another amount of time

We just tracked down a transmit timeout bug in the orinoco driver.
Try the testing version at

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