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Old 07-30-2009, 02:27 PM   #1
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wireless modem issues


I have it working but sometimes it will not reconnect and I have to logout and back in to get it to work. I tries to connect but then just says offline.

really annoying as I use it off and on and dont want to leave it connected all the time.
 
Old 07-30-2009, 04:01 PM   #2
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I'm sorry, but you have to give us more info. What kind of modem is it (besides wireless) and how is it connected to your PC (WLAN?), what tools are you using (web interface?) etc.

The way you describe this, we can't know what the issue is here and so we can't help you so far.
 
Old 07-31-2009, 06:04 AM   #3
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OK I sorry about that.. I have a verizion wireless modem pcmcia card in my lt.
My system picks it up and lets me connect fine. I am using Firefox.

Then I disconnect and try to reconnect to the Internet later on say 5 or 10 min later. It just gets the 2 green balls in the upper right and they keep cycling then eventually says your disconnected or some such message. It wont reconnect until I logout and back in.

I am talking about the networkmanager applet version 0.7.0.100
Not sure how else to explain it.

If there is something specific let me know and ill get you the info.
 
Old 07-31-2009, 06:07 AM   #4
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Try to install wicd
http://wicd.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 07-31-2009, 06:38 AM   #5
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thank you I may try that but I want to know what broke on the original setup. It was fine. Then some code must have been updated. I know i saw several packages the other day that needed to be updated for security reasons and now my wireless only works if i log out and back in.
 
Old 07-31-2009, 06:43 AM   #6
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OK something really strange here for you guys....

I start a terminal window to get cmd access. I dont do anything but su - to get into root.
I disconnect the wireless and it wont reconnect.
I just happen to close the terminal window and it says there is a running process. I did not start anything in the window. Just a cmd prompt.

So i kill the window and tried the wireless connection again and it reconnected.
 
Old 07-31-2009, 06:46 AM   #7
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More trouble shooting... I started up a window but did not su - to root. I can connect the wireless modem fine.

I su - in the terminal window and try to connect. No connection. I logout of root and leave my regular user in the terminal window and now i can reconnect to wireless.

So it would seem it has something to do with a root login. But why is the question would a root login on a terminal window prevent wireless from working.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 07:03 AM   #8
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Anyone have any ideas why this is not working when root is logged in?
 
Old 08-08-2009, 12:20 PM   #9
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i still have this issue.. nothing seems to correct it.
 
Old 08-08-2009, 12:23 PM   #10
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did you try wicd ?
 
Old 08-08-2009, 12:58 PM   #11
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That sounds like a good security update, not letting you connect your wireless modem as root. The only help I can advise is find out what the security update packages were and work on them. Which linux distro are you using?
 
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That sounds like a good security update, not letting you connect your wireless modem as root. The only help I can advise is find out what the security update packages were and work on them. Which linux distro are you using?
AFAIK the OP doesn't connect as root, he only opens a terminal and becomes root using su
 
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I start a terminal window to get cmd access. I dont do anything but su - to get into root.
I disconnect the wireless and it wont reconnect.
I just happen to close the terminal window and it says there is a running process. I did not start anything in the window. Just a cmd prompt.

So i kill the window and tried the wireless connection again and it reconnected.
repo I must not understand, it looks like he disconnects his modem as root and then it will not reconnect as root. One thing I do not understand is why he disconnects to start if he has the similar plan as I do - time is not part of the cost per month, it is the amount of data tranfer. If he is talking about (rezero) as I understand it to be I apoligise for my ignorance.
 
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I just happen to close the terminal window and it says there is a running process. I did not start anything in the window. Just a cmd prompt.
You started "su -"
 
Old 08-10-2009, 01:10 PM   #15
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You started "su -"
Ya i figured that out.

I am using Ubuntu 9.

I login in with my regular user. I have kdw running and start the modem fine. Its not until I start an xterminal with a root session that problem come in. Does that clear it up any?
 
  


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