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Old 03-02-2009, 02:42 PM   #1
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wpa_supplicant cannot connect after disconnect

No matter if the wireless encryption is simple WEP or WPA2 with PEAP, if my wpa_supplicant disconnects with message "network is down", fails to associate again. Authentication keeps timing out until I reboot. This happens both with my Neo Freerunner phone and laptop. Killing wpa_sup with ^C doesn't help either. How do we make wpa_supplicant reconnect? Here's my conf and command line.


wpa_supplicant -ieth0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
Old 03-03-2009, 03:39 PM   #2
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I am not a networking expert (or even a talented amateur in that regard), but restarting the network is usually straightforward. Open a terminal window, log in as root, and enter the following command:

service network restart

If everything is working OK but the system just lost connectivity, this should get things going again.


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