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Kiffin Rex Gish
Gouda, The Netherlands


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Smith [mailto:smithi@nimnet.asn.au]
> Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2007 3:14 PM
> To: Kiffin Gish
> Cc: drgerlists@gmail.com; freebsd-mobile@freebsd.org
> Subject: RE: wifi-connection getting dropped ...
>
>
> On Sat, 19 May 2007, Kiffin Gish wrote:
>
> > > From: Dr. Gary E. RAFE [mailto:drgerlists@gmail.com]
> > > Sent: Monday, May 14, 2007 3:50 PM

>
> > > Kiffin Gish wrote:
> > > !Since upgrading to FreeBSD 6.2 and installing another
> > > wireless adsl !router, I've been having problems with my
> > > wifi-connection getting !dropped regularly, for example when
> > > idle for a given amount of time. ! !Here are my settings: !
> > > !# ifconfig wi0
> > > !wi0: flags=8843 mtu 1500
> > > ! inet 192.168.1.102 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast

> 192.168.1.255
> > > ! ether 00:02:2d:a5:1b:07
> > > ! media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect

> (DS/11Mbps)
> > > ! status: associated
> > > ! ssid SpeedTouchABF160 channel 1 bssid 00:14:7f:8a:74:e3
> > > ! stationname "FreeBSD WaveLAN/IEEE node"
> > > ! authmode OPEN privacy MIXED deftxkey 1 wepkey
> > > 1:40-bit txpowmax
> > > !100
> > > ! bmiss 7 bintval 100
> > > !
> > > !Any ideas what is going wrong and how it can be fixed?
> > >
> > > What is the *specific* sympton you see here ?

> >
> > When the connection breaks, ifconfig gives same results as

> above except that > the inet line is completely missing!
>
> It's not clear whether the connection is 'dropped' at all if
> it still says 'associated' - does it always still report
> being associated when this occurs?


Yes, still associated.

>
> Does anything in /var/log/messages indicate interface wi0
> being brought DOWN and UP when this happens? Are you running
> any scripts or programs that might do any other configuration of wi0?


No, no.

>
> Is 192.168.1.102 a static address, or assigned to you by DHCP?


DHCP.

>
> You've given us few clues about your setup, it's unclear
> whether you control the access point you're connecting to
> (regarding what people have suggested about choosing another
> channel than 1)


Same with other channels.

>
> What do 'grep wi0 /etc/rc.conf' and 'dmesg | grep wi0' have to say?


Nothing unusual.

>
> > > We reported back in February the problem of
> > > the second line of your "ifconfig wi0" command output
> > > (i.e., "inet 192.168.1.102 netmask 0xfffff...")
> > > simply disappearing after some random amount of idle time. > >
> > > The wi0 device, however, stays "associated" with the AP,
> > > but the netork doesn't work anymore.
> > >
> > > This also with FBSD 6.2-R.
> > > --
> > > Dr Gary E RAFE: drgerlists at gmail dot com

>
> Sounds similar on the face of it .. was that resolved, Gary?
>
> Cheers, Ian
>


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