dropping wireless link
sjward at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 08:14:06 MST 2010
> When I boot into Gentoo and run the init scripts or run the net-setup
> command I get connected to my AP no sweat. But the link only lasts
> between 15 seconds and an hour before all of a sudden iwconfig reports
> that I'm not assocf
This is a bit of a shot in the dark, so take it for what it's worth...
I had a (somewhat) similar problem just this past weekend. I was
installing Gentoo from the minimal disc. Every two minutes or so, my
WIRED connection would drop. It was very strange. I couldn't find
any errors in dmesg or the system log. I just suddenly had no IP
address. I found that unplugging the cord and plugging it right back
in would restore my connection within a few seconds. Talk about
adding tedium to an already tedious installation process! :)
During the configuration of the kernel, I decided to compile the
network card driver directly into the kernel (not as a module). Why
Once I had the kernel compiled and all the rest of the essential
system stuff installed, I rebooted. Lo and behold, the network
connection came up and stayed up!!
Who knows if compiling the driver directly into the kernel made any
difference? Beyond testing that theory, I would either look around
for different drivers or switch to some other distribution.
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