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Christian Lamparter [General FAQ] Fix formatting
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                         * You can easily test this by physically unplugging and replugging the device. If your connection is coming back, then you are done! If not, you have to find out how your distribution is doing network link hotplugging. **All of a sudden, the device stops working for a few seconds (but recovers)** ​                         * You can easily test this by physically unplugging and replugging the device. If your connection is coming back, then you are done! If not, you have to find out how your distribution is doing network link hotplugging. **All of a sudden, the device stops working for a few seconds (but recovers)** ​
                           * You should check if the driver has issued a device restart. There should be a "​restart device (//#​number//​)"​ message in your system'​s logs.                            * You should check if the driver has issued a device restart. There should be a "​restart device (//#​number//​)"​ message in your system'​s logs. 
-//#// | | meaning | + 
-|1|//a fatal firmware error has occurred; the previous "​FW"​ message contains more details//​| +** #number ** **meaning** 
-|2|//​excessive flood of (non-fatal) firmware errors; check previous messages.//​| +|1| //a fatal firmware error has occurred; the previous "​FW"​ message contains more details//​| 
-|3|//Hardware watchdog triggered, because the firmware has crash silently.//​| +|2| //excessive flood of (non-fatal) firmware errors; check previous messages.//​| 
-|4|//stuck tx queues. this is almost always a driver bug, so please file a report.//​| +|3| //Hardware watchdog triggered, because the firmware has crash silently.//​| 
-|5|//your system wasn't able to process requests fast enough; as a result the device has become unresponsive.//​| +|4| //stuck tx queues. this is almost always a driver bug, so please file a report.//​| 
-|6|//command timeout. Either fw/driver bugs or a bad cable/hw malfunction.//​| +|5| //your system wasn't able to process requests fast enough; as a result the device has become unresponsive.//​ | 
-|7|//RF/PHY has become too unstable. Check for radars or microwave ovens?//| +|6| //command timeout. Either fw/driver bugs or a bad cable/hw malfunction.//​| 
-|8|//lost command response. related to 6/command timeout//​| +|7| //RF/PHY has become too unstable. Check for radars or microwave ovens?//| 
-|9|//​unexpected/​invalid command response. also related to 6/command timeout//​| +|8| //lost command response. related to 6/command timeout//​| 
-|10|//firmware restart was requested by user (through DebugFS)//|+|9| //​unexpected/​invalid command response. also related to 6/command timeout//​| 
 +|10| //firmware restart was requested by user (through DebugFS)//|
  
  
 ==== Multiple Interfaces FAQ ==== ==== Multiple Interfaces FAQ ====
  
-**Why can't I enable more than two interfaces?​**  +  * **Why can't I enable more than two interfaces?​**  
-                            * In order to overcome this limitation, you'll have to configure the firmware to provide more interface instances. But be advised that additional instances are not as free as you might think and you may lose some tx buffers. **I've setup a station and I can add more, so but why can't I have an AP now too?**  +    * In order to overcome this limitation, you'll have to configure the firmware to provide more interface instances. But be advised that additional instances are not as free as you might think and you may lose some tx buffers. ​ 
-                              * Because you have to add and initialize the AP first. ​(TBE) **How come my computer seems to be burdened with encrypting/​decrypting?​**  +  * **I've setup a station and I can add more, so but why can't I have an AP now too?**  
-                                * This is expected, the hardware has problems selecting the right group-keys when multiple different keys are available. Because of this limitation, the driver disables crypto-offload and your CPU has to do it. **All of a sudden the device stopped transmitting?​!**  +    * Because you have to add and initialize the AP first. 
-                                  * Maybe a different interface is scanning, or operating on a different channel. Note: All AR9170 only have ONE PHY, it isn't possible to operate on different channels at the same time! **Is it possible to mix Legacy, HT20, HT40+, HT40- channel settings?**  +  *  ​**How come my computer seems to be burdened with encrypting/​decrypting?​**  
-                                    * No. **Is it possible to have different beacon period?**  +    * This is expected, the hardware has problems selecting the right group-keys when multiple different keys are available. Because of this limitation, the driver disables crypto-offload and your CPU has to do it. 
-                                      * No, the beacon period must be the same, but you can have different dtim counts. ​+  * **All of a sudden the device stopped transmitting?​!**  
 +    * Maybe a different interface is scanning, or operating on a different channel. Note: All AR9170 only have ONE PHY, it isn't possible to operate on different channels at the same time! 
 +  * **Is it possible to mix Legacy, HT20, HT40+, HT40- channel settings?**  
 +    * No. 
 +  * **Is it possible to have different beacon period?**  
 +    * No, the beacon period must be the same, but you can have different dtim counts. ​
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