I use Linksys WRT32X as my main drive. Wireless is unstable on OpenWrt 21.02.1. Wi-Fi client does not disconnect but it won't receive/transmit any data for a minute or so. This happens regularly.
I had no issues with OpenWrt 19.07.7.
Just had to make an account to say THANK YOU like a million times over. I needed this exactly I came from a DavidC build on my wrt32x and one day I decided to upgrade since its such an old build so I went to 21.02 and yea had the wireless stability issues so I went to replace the bin file for mlwifi and lost everything and it was showing generic, I HAD 2 partitions but thru all the flashing I went thru (divested and others) I ended up losing my davidc one and couldnt revert, either way this is exactly what I needed and will update you after a few days but I can tell you thru the last 20 minutes or so that ive been running it its been stable more then the other builds (would stay up for like 5 minutes or when the last person on the wifi disconnected but no new user could connect)
unfortunatily it seems that the older radio firmware did not work, woke up this morning with the 5ghz radio not transmitting and showing --/99db and the 2,4ghz radio showing but not transmitting anything like it was hung, looking at system log its just flooded with dhcp requests so I rebooted hoping to catch the log entry for this issue today
In order to eliminate as many variables as possible, I would suggest it might be better to use a soft link as per script in post. That way all things remain the same, the only change being the BLOB in play with your image, based on where the link is pointing.
Thanks for your input, I'd like to state that everything except the firmware blob already remains the same.
If you can check what my commit changes:
Between these commits (removed one is what OpenWrt 21.02 uses at the moment) at mwlwifi repository, only the 220.127.116.11 firmware blob was replaced with 18.104.22.168.
There's no room for other variables already. I can also simply push a pull request to the main repository after rebasing to openwrt-21.02 branch.
Looks like there's a lot of people who have stated they were having Wi-Fi stability issues on OpenWrt 21.02 on the post you referred to. I'm going to quote a few and put it on my pull request to get it merged. Thanks for leading me there.
just want to put an update here,
after the second time of the radios crashing, and also settings not staying after reboot I flashed back to stock (running for a day so far no issues). what I would like to do is flash your build (or any other build using the older radio FW if someone has one) and see if that truly fixes it, could you provide me a .img of your build since I cant use a sysupgrade from stock?
does the whole reboot wipes settings thing happen for you?