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by SamStarfall
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi builtin WiFi keeps crashing
Replies: 72
Views: 15501

Re: Raspberry Pi builtin WiFi keeps crashing

All my problems with the onboard wireless went away after the last update to the kernel. Previously, I would get at most a few days of operation before the wireless driver would crap out with a mailbox error, and then later with the debug firmware it would hard freeze after about a week. I had a I2C...
by SamStarfall
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi builtin WiFi keeps crashing
Replies: 72
Views: 15501

Re: Raspberry Pi builtin WiFi keeps crashing

The updated wifi firmware is certainly a lot more stable - I have not seen the mailbox error (or any other wifi related error) since i changed to the new firmware, but every week or so the Pi3 would hard crash, no serial port, no network ping, no visible signs of life. I have nothing plugged into th...
by SamStarfall
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi builtin WiFi keeps crashing
Replies: 72
Views: 15501

Re: Raspberry Pi builtin WiFi keeps crashing

Well, with the new firmware loaded in, I cannot crash it. I repeatedly downloaded a big file, and it just worked. I swapped back in the previous debug firmware image, and it crashed within a second. Switched to the newer firmware, and it runs without a problem. Throughput is not great - 1.4MBytes/se...
by SamStarfall
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi builtin WiFi keeps crashing
Replies: 72
Views: 15501

Re: Raspberry Pi builtin WiFi keeps crashing

I just tried setting my wireless router to WPA2 -TKIP only (disabling AES) and the PI wireless chip did not crash ! The PI is connecting to a generic wireless router in client mode, serving up a samba share, and a little Samsung tablet is being used to browse the samba share. I have no idea how reli...
by SamStarfall
Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:39 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi builtin WiFi keeps crashing
Replies: 72
Views: 15501

Re: Raspberry Pi builtin WiFi keeps crashing

Here is the full dmesg dump, the mail box error occurs at the end when I attempted to upload a 6meg photo to PIs samba share. Note that I had to rebuild the relevant kernel modules with debug enabled to see the debug messages. Let me know if there is any more testing you want done. cheers. [ 0.00000...
by SamStarfall
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi builtin WiFi keeps crashing
Replies: 72
Views: 15501

Re: Raspberry Pi builtin WiFi keeps crashing

I think I have a setup that will reproduce the issue reliably and quickly. I am using a PI 3 Model B as a wireless bridge, so I can connect an ethernet wired computer, NAS and printer to my wireless LAN. This worked surprisingly well, good throughput and reliable (for the few days it has been runnin...

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