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Old 05-21-2010, 09:50 AM   #1
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Why does my internet stop working after a while?

I'm running puppy linux and my wireless works for about 10 minutes before crapping out. Then I tried going thru the internet wizard again and it won't detect my wireless connection. All my other machines are using this connection at the same time with no problem. The situation is temporarily resolved when i reboot. Help! This is annoying!
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Are you using the correct driver? What does your signal strength look like at the location you're at? Do you lose your ip or just connectivity? Do the logs say any thing about the reason for the loss of connectivity?
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Do you have a connection manager that shows the signal strength? If not, I recommend installing WICD.

The symptoms sound like low signal. If it is just one physical computer that has the issue, then that is consistent.

If it connects and then works for a while, that does not seem like a driver issue.
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The signal strength is good, I have the correct driver, where can I see the log and my IP?
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You can find out the machines IP address by using (as root):
or as regular user (maybe, as I'm not that familiar with puppy):
sudo ifconfig
These commands need to be executed from the terminal.

Logs are found (mostly) in the /var/log directory. Have a look at /var/log/messages and /var/log/syslog.

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