This is my problem:
When starting up laptop my network card is ALWAYS assigned an IP address, but 1 out of 5 times I have no network connectivity. I am unable to ping gateway or any other LAN/WAN devices. I reboot and the the problem is fixed. The weird thing is it doesn't always happen. I can force it to happen by rebooting a few times.
Dell Inspiron 8200 Laptop
Cisco A/B/G PCMCIA Wireless Adapter
Slackware 10.2 / 2.6.13
Atheros Wireless driver
I have done the following:
- Verified the gateway is accepting and returning the DHCP request EVERY time
- Verified the affected laptop cannot ping any address when the problem exists
- Verified the affected laptop can be pinged by gateway and another LAN machine; WEIRD!
- Verified the wireless hardware is working correctly
I'm welcome to any suggestions?