wpa_supplicant cannot connect after disconnect
No matter if the wireless encryption is simple WEP or WPA2 with PEAP, if my wpa_supplicant disconnects with message "network is down", fails to associate again. Authentication keeps timing out until I reboot. This happens both with my Neo Freerunner phone and laptop. Killing wpa_sup with ^C doesn't help either. How do we make wpa_supplicant reconnect? Here's my conf and command line.
wpa_supplicant -ieth0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
I am not a networking expert (or even a talented amateur in that regard), but restarting the network is usually straightforward. Open a terminal window, log in as root, and enter the following command:
service network restart
If everything is working OK but the system just lost connectivity, this should get things going again.
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