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Old 10-23-2003, 02:42 PM   #1
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wireless connection drops, cannot recover


I'm not sure whether this should go into the laptop section or here...

When I am on my school's wireless network in Linux (works fine in Windows),
the connection is dropped after a little while. Im not really sure how long
it takes to fail. I think it varies, but probably is between 10-20 minutes.

when I try to bring eth1 back up (wireless card),
it just says:

SIOCSIFLAGS: No Such Device
Connect: Network is unreachable
SIOCSIFLAGS: No Such Device
Failed.

i forget what command gets me the following error:

eth1: Error - 110 writing Tx descriptor to BAP
Error for wireless request "set mode" (8B06):
SET failed on device eth1 : Invalid argument.
Error for wireless request "set Frequency" (8B04):
SET failed on device eth1: No Such Device
Error for wireless request "set encode" (8B2A):
SET failed on device eth1: No Such Device
Error for wireless request "set ESSIP" (8B1A):
SET failed on device eth1: No such device

Also, as I mentioned in a previous post, when I am conected to this network,
I get the error

eth1: undersized frame received (19 bytes)

repeatedly to the console. I have edited /etc/syslog.conf to send kernel
errors to /dev/null with no effect on this.

My personal wireless network works flawlessly in Linux. My friends with
linux on their laptops have no problems with this network, so the problem
definitely lies with my configuration somewhere.

I appreciate any help

Thanks
 
Old 10-23-2003, 10:25 PM   #2
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What kernel version for rh? also (of course) what wireless device and that module is loaded for it? and when it craps out, is the module still loaded? (ie: do an lsmod after it craps out and also an ifconfig -a along with and iwconfig)

(I haven't seen the previous post)

Last edited by akaBeaVis; 10-23-2003 at 10:27 PM.
 
Old 10-24-2003, 07:17 AM   #3
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kernel 2.4.20-8

i will have to look later to see if the module is still loaded, but I am 99% sure that it is loaded when it craps out.

the previous post was from my school's crappy NNTP server, I pasted this from there because noone replied there

it is an orinoco pci card (wavelan)
 
Old 10-24-2003, 06:15 PM   #4
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the module is still loaded when it quits working

can someone at least explain what the cause of the errors could be, or what they mean?

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