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Old 12-13-2005, 05:16 AM   #1
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FC4 wireless reconnection issue.


I have posted a thread in the Linux - Wireless Networking (Thread ID 386754, sorry can't link you, apparently I haven't posted enough to do so)

I am posting here in the hopes that there is some simple distro specific solution to this problem.

I am using ndiswrapper v1.5 and the latest 16k kernel from linuxant. (with which my system is finally stable, no more random freezes)

The wifi connection connects on startup and works perfectly until the link gets dropped. Then no attempt is made to reconnect.
The essid is reset to "off/any".
Simply typing "iwconfig wlan0 essid MyESSID" re-establishes the link.
How do I make the system reconnect to my AP automatically if the link gets dropped?
 
Old 12-13-2005, 01:56 PM   #2
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anyone? Any help at all would be much appreciated.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 03:34 AM   #3
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Update:
I have this issue back to front.
The link going down is not the cause of the loss of the AP and ESSID values.
I broke the link manually to test and it reconnected fine.
So it seems that the system is randomly resetting the ESSID value to "off/any" and so dropping the link.

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Old 12-15-2005, 11:10 AM   #4
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What wireless card are you using. I had the same problem. My fix was to go and find the chipset of my card then use a linux driver. I use a DWL-G122 from Dlink and the linux driver is a rt2570.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 11:25 AM   #5
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Hi, thanx for the response.
My setup:
Card: Mentor WLG-PCI/II (802.11b/g)
Chipset: Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88w8335 [Libertas] 802.11b/g Wireless (rev 03)
pciid: 11ab:1faa (rev 03)
Driver: mrv8335 (http://www.marvell.com/drivers/drive...?dId=122&pId=3)

Do you have a link to somewhere I can find out if there is a linux driver compatible with this card?
 
Old 12-15-2005, 01:44 PM   #6
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Trying doing a google search for one. I was reading somewhere and I remember seeing something about a linux driver for the marvell chipset. I will see if I can dig one up somewhere.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 02:04 PM   #7
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Sorry

I could not find a linux native driver. The only other thing I could suggest is to buy another wireless card. What I did was went to the store and got a few names of some products. Went to their websites and found out their chipsets. Then did a search on the internet. After I was able to locate a driver I bought the wireless card. sorry I could not be anymore helpful.
 
Old 12-16-2005, 03:37 AM   #8
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Thanks for your help.

I tried ndiswrapper 1.7, it was much worse than 1.5 so reverted to 1.5. And the system froze last night on the new kernel (2.6.14-1.1653_FC4.stk16). So for now I'm just going to drop back to the most stable combination of ndiswrapper (1.5) and FC4 kernel (2.6.14-1.1644_FC4.stk16). I wrote a script to check if the connection is down and to reconnect if it is. I will just schedule that to run every 5 mins or something. I will try new combinations of versions as kernels are released.

In the mean time if anyone does have a solution for this issue, or a combination of kernel and driver that doesn't freeze the system, please post.
 
  


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