I have a Linux box in my laundry room with no mouse,keyboard or monitor the only way for me to get to it is ssh (not even X installed), I depend on this box a great deal, is running Apache, Samba, Proftpd, Bind, and MySQL. The problem started when I got my new IBOOK with MAC OS X with a wireless G integrated card in it, when I bring the MAC in the LAN the Linux box connectivity goes down, I can't even ping it I have to do a cold reboot (no monitor and all). This does not happen when I'm away and I have the IBOOK with me, is just when I bring it in, I can connect to it for like 10 minutes and then it goes down. The Wireless card is Texas instruments compiled with this module acx100 (it was a pain to get it done, but it has worked until now) this is the start up script for it
ESSID="any" # THIS IS CASE SeNsItIvE!! any == associate to any ESSID
# Default rate configured as 11Mbps to not cause connection problems with non-22Mbps hardware...
CHAN=6 # it's useful to try to stick to channels 1, 6 or 11 only, since these don't overlap with oth
SHORTPREAMBLE=1 #set a value of 1 in order to use "Short Preamble" (incompatible with very old WLAN
#TXPOWER=18 # 0..20 (dBm) (18dBm is firmware default) overly large setting might perhaps destroy you
r radio eventually!
MODE=Auto # Auto == auto-select Managed or Ad-Hoc depending on environment
KEY="XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX" # WEP128
ALG=open # open == Open System, restricted == Shared Key
USE_DHCP=0 # set to 1 for auto configuration instead of fixed IP setting
This is what my logs tell me
Nov 11 19:53:20 webmonster kernel: several excessive Tx retry errors occurred, attempting to recalibrate the radio!! This radio drift *might* be due to increasing card temperature, so you may want to verify proper card temperature, since recalibration might delay card over-temperature failure until it's too late (final fatal card damage). Just a (over?)cautious warning...
and this is what iwconfig tells me
[root@webmonster root]# iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
sit0 no wireless extensions.
Warning: Driver for device wlan0 has been compiled with version 16
of Wireless Extension, while this program is using version 15.
Some things may be broken...
wlan0 IEEE 802.11b+ ESSID
ff/any Nickname:"acx100 v0.2.0pre8"
Mode:Auto Channel:6 Access Point: 00:0C:41:B7:70:94
Bit Rate:11Mb/s Tx-Power:18 dBm Sensitivity=187/0
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr
Encryption key:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Encryption mode
Link Quality:89/0 Signal level:-168 dBm Noise level:-255 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:1 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
but it works fine when the MAC OS X is not around !!!!
is it my wireless router, MAC OS X, or Linux? and what can I do to fix this