FS#1373 - Linksys E1700 wireless unstable and jams other WiFi channels with LEDE #7959
Device: Linksys E1700 (dual antenna, 2.4Ghz only)
Good: Openwrt/LEDE installs fine and generally runs well. Linux stable. LAN stable. LuCI works. SSH works. Able to access DSL modem web interface on WAN side through LUCI interface configuration, etc.
Bad: Wireless radio is unstable and unusable.
Tested with settings:
Steps to reproduce:
Steps taken to isolate fault:
This seems to rule out a hardware fault. Seems to be a radio fault.
There are two antennae on the E1700. It is unclear to me how these interact or how they can be configured.
I would be grateful if somebody can offer an explanation/suspicion of cause for this as I have not seen this with a WiFi device before. If LEDE can be patched to fix this then I am happy to help conduct further diagnostics if someone is willing to look at this.
Flash map for Linksys E1700:
root@LEDE:~# cat /proc/mtd
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I can confirm this issue also on trunk with 4.9 and 4.14 kernel.
In the log i see:
ieee80211 phy0: rt2800_config_channel: Warning - Using incomplete support for external PA
Could not connect to WiFi of e1700 and other near WiFi´s anymore if e1700 is powered.
If the antenna´s are disconnected, other wifi´s does work, but not as when e1700 is turned off.
It is pretty cool though, you just start the router and everyone nearby looses wifi connection and sees only your network to which they can barely connect :D
using Powered by LuCI lede-17.01 branch (git-17.290.79498-d3f0685) / LEDE Reboot 17.01.4 r3560-79f57e422d