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Old 04-03-2009, 12:09 PM   #1
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Slow wireless then drops connection... very frustrated! Ubuntu 8.10


Hi all.

I am brand new to Linux. I have had it with windows!

I have installed Ubuntu 8.10 on a HP ze4560us.

Before I continue, I have looked everywhere for a solution without luck. So far I like Ubuntu, but it won't do me much good if I cant connect wirelessly.

The wireless is built-in Broadcom BCM4306 (ver2)

The problem...

Sometimes it will connect to my network, sometimes not. When it does connect, it is usually only for a short time. Then it slows down and disconnects.

I have tried it with and without WPA security. Same problem.

When I ping something, it starts out fast and steadily slows down to nothing then disconnects.

It "feels" like it may be an IRQ conflict, but I don't know how to check that.

Thanks. I hope I can get this worked out, so far I like Linux (except for this problem)!

Matt
 
Old 04-03-2009, 12:15 PM   #2
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any pointers in the logfiles?
what do you use to connect?
try to disable ipv6


Disable alias net-pf-10 ipv6 in /etc/modprobe.d/aliases
 
Old 04-03-2009, 12:35 PM   #3
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Sorry, I don't know what a logfile is.

I am connecting through an apple "airport extreme" wireless router which is operating in "bridge mode". This is connected to a central router in the house.

I have already disabled ipv6
 
Old 04-03-2009, 01:08 PM   #4
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open a terminal and type:
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sudo tail -f /var/log/messages
make a connection, and look for error messages
 
Old 04-03-2009, 01:32 PM   #5
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Well... it wont link up at all right now, but this is the output from that command

Apr 3 10:43:44 matt-laptop kernel: [ 826.621419] eth0: Autonegotiation advertising 0x5e1 partner 0x45e1.
Apr 3 10:43:44 matt-laptop kernel: [ 826.621444] eth0: link up.
Apr 3 10:43:44 matt-laptop kernel: [ 826.621469] eth0: Setting full-duplex based on negotiated link capability.
Apr 3 10:43:47 matt-laptop kernel: [ 830.170171] NET: Registered protocol family 10
Apr 3 10:43:47 matt-laptop kernel: [ 830.175662] lo: Disabled Privacy Extensions
Apr 3 10:43:47 matt-laptop kernel: [ 830.179633] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
Apr 3 11:10:25 matt-laptop -- MARK --
Apr 3 11:30:25 matt-laptop -- MARK --
Apr 3 11:50:25 matt-laptop -- MARK --
Apr 3 12:10:05 matt-laptop kernel: [ 6008.028741] b43legacy-phy0 warning: Unexpected value for chanstat (0x7C00)
Apr 3 12:22:59 matt-laptop kernel: [ 6782.377296] eth0: Autonegotiation advertising 0x5e1 partner 0x00.
Apr 3 12:22:59 matt-laptop kernel: [ 6782.377322] eth0: link down.
Apr 3 12:24:10 matt-laptop kernel: [ 6853.386768] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): wlan0: link becomes ready
Apr 3 12:27:53 matt-laptop kernel: [ 7076.099046] eth0: Autonegotiation advertising 0x5e1 partner 0x45e1.
Apr 3 12:27:53 matt-laptop kernel: [ 7076.099072] eth0: link up.

Sorry, Idon't know the proper way to post code.

The only thing I see is the warning: Unexpected value
 
Old 04-03-2009, 01:44 PM   #6
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Take a look at

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=780692

Perhaps you can use ndiswrapper instead of b43
 
Old 04-03-2009, 02:12 PM   #7
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Tried all that, results are the same.
 
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did you tried ndiswrapper?
 
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I guess I don't know how to do that.
 
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take a look at
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=31926
 
Old 04-03-2009, 03:52 PM   #11
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Workin on it now... thanks for your help Repo!
 
  


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