Re: Errors in dmesg

From: Jouni Malinen (
Date: 2002-07-16 18:35:17 UTC

On Sun, Jul 14, 2002 at 01:04:25AM -0400, David Levitan wrote:

> wlan0: TXEXC - fid=0x01fd - status=0x0001 ([RetryErr]) tx_control=000c
> retry_count=0 tx_rate=0 fc=0x0808 (Data::0)
> addr1=00:04:e2:0e:48:89 addr2=00:60:b3:67:2f:5a addr3=00:60:b3:67:2f:5a
> Could not find STA for this TX error
> AP: packet to non-associated STA 00:04:e2:0e:48:89
> Any ideas what these entries mean?

That is a TX Exc event for a data frame that was sent to 00:04:e2:0e:48:89. Apparently that address is not an associated station (and possible not even a wireless station) since it did not ACK the sent frame and the AP did not have any data of the said address. If you know what device has hwaddr 00:04:e2:0e:48:89, it might be easier to figure out what was sending that kind of packet. This might be caused, e.g., by bridging a packet to incorrect interface.

Jouni Malinen                                            PGP id EFC895FA

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