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Re: wireless card frequently hanging up



Who is BAP :-/  :p

Is this a problem with the 2.4 kernel... I know I am not the only one
with this issue :)

Tommy



eth0: Error -110 writing Tx descriptor to BAP
eth0: Error -110 writing Tx descriptor to BAP
eth0: Error -110 writing Tx descriptor to BAP
eth0: Error -110 writing Tx descriptor to BAP
(repeated thousands of times)


eth0      IEEE 802.11-DS  Nickname:"cake.wireless.redneck.nu"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:42.9497GHz  Tx-Power=15 dBm   
          RTS thr:off   
          Encryption key:off
          
[root cake root]# /sbin/ifdown eth0; /sbin/ifup eth0

Determining IP information for eth0... done.
[root cake root]# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      IEEE 802.11-DS  ESSID:"Wireless.RedNeck.NU" 
Nickname:"cake.wireless.redneck.nu"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.427GHz  Access Point:
00:03:2F:01:09:2E  
          Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Tx-Power=15 dBm   Sensitivity:1/3  
          Retry min limit:8   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:62/92  Signal level:-37 dBm  Noise level:-144 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:5  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0






On Mon, 2002-12-16 at 16:06, Tommy McNeely wrote:
> (hehe .. replying to my own message)
> 
> 
> I set USERCTL to true so I could do this as a user... any large graphic 
> website causes the hang... also playing MP3's over an NFS connection before 
> the 1 minute mark almost every time... interestingly enough though, I can 
> stream from digitally imported for HOURS.
> 
> 
> I noticed some really strange info from the "iwconfig" command when it 
> hangs.. it looks like its trying to use 42.325GHz (I dont think I have 
> permission to be on that frequency) (the number is from memory, it was 
> 42.xxx instead of 2.4xx) .. I dont know if that helps or not, but like 
> someone else said... a quick ifdown eth1;ifup eth1 seems to fix it without 
> even breaking ssh connections.
> 
> I can post the output of the iwconfig in here if anyone is interested (once 
> I get home)
> 
> Tommy
> 
> 
> --On Wednesday, December 11, 2002 05:05:15 PM -0700 Tommy McNeely 
> <Tommy McNeely Sun COM> wrote:
> 
> > When mine hangs, I usually do
> >
> > ifdown eth0
> >
> > ifup eth0
> >
> > and that seems to fix it :-/
> >
> > Tommy
> >
> > --On Wednesday, December 11, 2002 12:17:03 AM -0800 Keith Morse
> > <kgmorse mpcu com> wrote:
> >
> >> On Mon, 9 Dec 2002, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >>
> >>>
> >>>   several weeks ago, i put my RH 8.0 laptop on a small
> >>> wireless net here in the house -- linksys pcmcia card
> >>> and linksys 4-port WAP router.
> >>>
> >>>   most of the time, everything is fine, but recently,
> >>> and increasingly frequently, the data transfer just hangs,
> >>> typically at the same time as an arbitrary web page download.
> >>>
> >>>   "ifconfig" shows nothing amiss, but "fetchmail" times out
> >>> claiming it can't do a DNS lookup.  effectively, all networking
> >>> grinds to a halt on that interface, and the only fix is to
> >>> "service network restart".
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >> I wonder if also a "service pcmcia restart" would bring it back on line.
> >> Oddly I don't do wireless for a "client" pc but rather as a
> >> firewall/gateway, three of them currently.  The only time I get the
> >> pcmcia  card to stop working is when I use tcpdump on it when I'm
> >> troubleshooting  netfilter rule sets or vpn setup's.  Rather annoying as
> >> the system is  usually remotely located.
> >>
> >> I also agree with the one poster recommending that the firmware is at
> >> it's  latest rev.
> >>
> >>
> >>
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