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Old 09-16-2006, 01:24 AM   #1
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Wireless bug


I am using a linksys 802.11b card and i get the wireless working, for a little while at least. Then it loses all of the information, such as the access point and ip address. It was happening around every 5 mins or so for a period of time. it used to work just fine, i dont understand what could be different. could this have to do with dhcpcd. i'm on slackware 10.2.
it is also unable to have a signal level, this wouldn't bother me, if the internet stayed up for longer than just a few mins.
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0

any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 05:11 AM   #2
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Sounds like the radio in your card, or the antenna, might be broken.

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Old 09-16-2006, 09:49 AM   #3
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thats just it though, it works great in windows xp
 
Old 09-16-2006, 10:11 AM   #4
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What driver are you using?
 
Old 09-16-2006, 01:00 PM   #5
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Code:
root@todd:~# ndiswrapper -l
Installed drivers:
lsipnds         driver installed, hardware present
i just copied over that .inf and .sys file to my folder and added it.
 
Old 09-16-2006, 01:49 PM   #6
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Code:
root@todd:~# ndiswrapper -l
Installed drivers:
lsbcmnds                driver installed, hardware present
lsipnds         driver installed, hardware present
wmp11nds                driver installed, hardware present
i read on their supported drivers site about the pciid and the devid so i did that, will that make any difference?
 
Old 09-16-2006, 01:53 PM   #7
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If you have the WMP11 v2.7 card then you should check out the bcm43xx links in HangDog42's signature. That chipset works fine. And if you compile your own kernels then that driver is an option native to the kernel.

If you have the WMP11 v4 card then check out the ndiswrapper drivers to see if there might be an updated driver.

If I'm waving in the breeze here... then I wish you luck.

EDIT: Hey you responded again while I was typing...

You're probably having trouble because you have three drivers for one card. Just keep installed the driver for your one piece of hardware. The pciid and devid stuff should be for when you have more than one piece of hardware... so yes it might be a quick fix unless the driver itself is bad.

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Old 09-16-2006, 01:54 PM   #8
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Are you using wpa by any chance?
 
Old 09-16-2006, 04:41 PM   #9
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no encryption of any type

edit: odd, now i cannot get an ip address. is there any way i can set this manually? i tried resetting the router and it didn't help.

i ran dhcpcd wlan0 (it used to work) and i would have an ip address in no time. but now when i do that, i get nothing.

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Old 09-17-2006, 08:43 AM   #10
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I agree with zetabill, you seriously need to dump any extra Windows drivers you've got installed. I would also have a look in your system logs, there are frequently clues as to what is going on when you can't get an IP address.
 
  


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