[PATCH 3.2 047/185] rtlwifi: rtl8192se: Fix incorrect signalstrength for unassociated AP

From: Ben Hutchings
Date: Sat Dec 28 2013 - 21:11:16 EST

3.2.54-rc1 review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit b4ade797668e33b4e8353c2701ce01d7084dfafa upstream.

The routine that processes received frames was returning the RSSI value for the
signal strength; however, that value is available only for associated APs. As
a result, the strength was the absurd value of 10 dBm. As a result, scans
return incorrect values for the strength, which causes unwanted attempts to roam.

This patch fixes https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=63881.

Signed-off-by: Larry Finger <Larry.Finger@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reported-by: Matthieu Baerts <matttbe@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: John W. Linville <linville@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
[bwh: Backported to 3.2: adjust context]
Signed-off-by: Ben Hutchings <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192se/trx.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192se/trx.c
+++ b/drivers/net/wireless/rtlwifi/rtl8192se/trx.c
@@ -582,7 +582,7 @@ bool rtl92se_rx_query_desc(struct ieee80

/*rx_status->qual = stats->signal; */
- rx_status->signal = stats->rssi + 10;
+ rx_status->signal = stats->recvsignalpower + 10;
/*rx_status->noise = -stats->noise; */

return true;

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