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Posted 17 April 2008 - 01:57 PM

hi guys, i've Fedora 8 installed on this computer and i setup the wireless card on it yesterday by doing as follows

after doing that I added a new wireless connection in system-config-network and gave it an ip address of 192.168.0.3

i then activated it and all was cool, for a while, after an hour or so (don't know yet) all internet conectivity would die, i couldn't even ping my smoothwall (192.168.0.1)

note: on this same machine using a dell truemobil 1150 pcmcia card it worked 100% so maybe a broadcom firmware issue ?

here's what things look like when the internet dies

[root@localhost ~]# ping www.google.com
ping: unknown host www.google.com
[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig wlan1
wlan1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:CE:52:49:D0
inet addr:192.168.0.3 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::216:ceff:fe52:49d0/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:118777 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:94960 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:128962747 (122.9 MiB) TX bytes:10495169 (10.0 MiB)

[root@localhost ~]# ping 192.168.0.1
PING 192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
From 192.168.0.3 icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.0.3 icmp_seq=4 Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.0.3 icmp_seq=6 Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.0.3 icmp_seq=7 Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.0.3 icmp_seq=9 Destination Host Unreachable
From 192.168.0.3 icmp_seq=10 Destination Host Unreachable

--- 192.168.0.1 ping statistics ---
12 packets transmitted, 0 received, +6 errors, 100% packet loss, time 10998ms
, pipe 2


and the only way to get it up again is to go into system-config-network (neat) and de-activate/re-activate it

see below

[root@localhost ~]# service network restart
Shutting down interface wlan1: [ OK ]
Shutting down loopback interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up loopback interface: [ OK ]
[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig wlan1 up
[root@localhost ~]# ping 192.168.0.1
connect: Network is unreachable
[root@localhost ~]# ifconfig
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:22378 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:22378 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1430515 (1.3 MiB) TX bytes:1430515 (1.3 MiB)

wlan1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:16:CE:52:49:D0
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:118781 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:94981 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:128964027 (122.9 MiB) TX bytes:10496429 (10.0 MiB)

wmaster0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-16-CE-52-49-D0-B8-D9-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

[root@localhost ~]# neat


any ideas why this is happening or how I can fix it ?
i do windows too

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:20 PM

fixed this by using ndiswrapper instead

works fine now, never disconnects.

cheers
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