AP with rt3072 usb dongle--weak signal

Live forum: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/viewtopic.php?t=6215

PJBrs

18-10-2012 09:48:39

Hi, I've bought a rt3072 internal USB module with the aim to use it as an AP. Link [url2dbj8pg8]http://www.delock.com/produkte/N_95905/merkmale.html[/url2dbj8pg8]. I can set it up and connect to it, but the signal is very weak. I've previously used a different wireless USB dongle (p54) and was able to connect from the attic, now I hardly can find the AP when I'm three meters away from the antennas. I've tried upgrading to firmware 0.29, to hostapd 0.7.3 and to kernel 3.6.2, but to no avail. I also tried setting power management off before bringing up the AP, but this did not work.

Some relevant messages from /var/log/messages

[code2dbj8pg8]usb 2-2: reset high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci_hcd
phy2 -> rt2x00_set_chip: Info - Chipset detected - rt: 3071, rf: 0008, rev: 021c.
usbcore: registered new interface driver rt2800usb
phy2 -> rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2870.bin'.
phy2 -> rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Firmware detected - version: 0.29.
device wlan0 entered promiscuous mode
phy2 -> rt2x00mac_conf_tx: Info - Configured TX queue 0 - CWmin: 3, CWmax: 4, Aifs: 2, TXop: 102.
phy2 -> rt2x00mac_conf_tx: Info - Configured TX queue 1 - CWmin: 4, CWmax: 5, Aifs: 2, TXop: 188.
phy2 -> rt2x00mac_conf_tx: Info - Configured TX queue 2 - CWmin: 5, CWmax: 10, Aifs: 3, TXop: 0.
phy2 -> rt2x00mac_conf_tx: Info - Configured TX queue 3 - CWmin: 5, CWmax: 10, Aifs: 7, TXop: 0.
IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
br0: port 3(wlan0) entered forwarding state[/code2dbj8pg8]

Has anybody else encountered this problem? Should I open a bug report? And if so, where?

PJBrs

23-10-2012 08:21:25

Hmm, it appears to be awfully quiet on this forum... Perhaps the mailing list would be a better place for my question? I'll wait for another couple of days to see if anyone wants to share their experiences with AP-mode and rt3072 wifi usb dongles.