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Re: acer aspire one - wireless ethernet



On Wed, 05 Nov 2008 10:34:49 -0800
bruce <bedouglas earthlink net> wrote:

> are you using dhcp on the router/laptops?

The laptops use dhcp.  My main desktop computer (this one) is on a wired
connection to the router and it (the computer) has a static IP address.  My
main desktop computer is also my DHCP server.

> are you using static ip addresses?

Everything except for the laptops has a static IP address.  The laptops also
have fixed addresses but they are assigned their address by the DHCP server.
(They get their address from the DHCP server, but the DHCP server always gives
them the same address.)

Here is my dhcpd.conf: 

QUOTE
# dhcpd.conf

ddns-update-style             ad-hoc;

option subnet-mask            255.255.255.0;
option broadcast-address      192.168.0.255;
option routers                192.168.0.1;
option domain-name-servers    204.83.142.2, 204.83.142.4;
option domain-name            "melvilletheatre.net";  
option option-128 code 128 = string;
option option-129 code 129 = text;


get-lease-hostnames           true;

next-server                   192.168.0.3;
option root-path              "192.168.0.3:/opt/ltsp/i386";

subnet 192.168.0.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
    range   192.168.0.100   192.168.0.199;
    if substring (option vendor-class-identifier, 0, 9) = "PXEClient" {
        filename "/lts/2.6.16.1-ltsp-2/pxelinux.0";
    }
    else{
        filename "/lts/vmlinuz-2.6.16.1-ltsp-1";
    }
}
#
# If you need to pass parameters on the kernel command line, you can
# do it with option-129.  In order for Etherboot to look at option-129,
# you MUST have option-128 set to a specific value.  The value is a
# special Etherboot signature of 'e4:45:74:68:00:00'.
#
# Add these two lines to the host entry that needs kernel parameters
#
#        option option-128     e4:45:74:68:00:00;       # NOT a mac address
#        option option-129     "NIC=ne IO=0x300";
#
  host nathalie_wireless {
      hardware ethernet 00:13:e8:69:45:51;
     fixed-address 192.168.0.8;
     }
     host acer_aspire_one {
      hardware ethernet 00:23:4d:69:a5:e3;
     fixed-address 192.168.0.6;
     }
     host acer_aspire_wired {
      hardware ethernet 00:1E:68:F4:39:FC;
     fixed-address 192.168.0.7;
     }
     host dawn_laptop {
      hardware ethernet 00:1d:09:b4:5b:32;
     fixed-address 192.168.0.35;
     }
END OF QUOTE



> what does the /var/log/messages say, if anything?

Here is the relevant section of /var/log/messages when I try to re-connect
from the Acer after copying a large file and losing the connection, before I
reset the router.  I think I'm in trouble from the very first line. "Couldn't
get connection secrets".  All I get is the window asking me for my WPA2
password.  If I leave everything else alone after the lockup and just reset the
router, the Acer reconnects right away all by itself.  But if the Intel laptop
was also online wirelessly when the lockup occurred, then the Intel laptop won't
go back online after I reset the router until the Intel laptop has been
rebooted. 

The lockup doesn't affect the wired connections at all.  I can still log into
the router using a wired connection and go to the configuration page to reset
it, and I can still surf the net and whatnot from a wired connection even
without resetting the router.  The wireless connections to the laptops still
think they are present after the lockups occur.  I don't get the "disconnected"
message and I still have four bars in the panel applet until I reset the
router.  When I reset the router, the panel applet in the Acer says
"disconnected", then the spinning balls start and then it reconnects, but the
Intel says "disconnected", then the spinning balls start and it comes up and
asks for my WPA2 password and won't actually connect again until I reset the
Intel laptop.

Nov  4 17:50:08 acer NetworkManager: <WARN>  get_secrets_cb(): Couldn't get
connection secrets: applet-device-wifi.c.1522 (get_secrets_dialog_response_cb):
canceled.
Nov  4 17:50:08 acer NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): device state change: 6 ->
9
Nov  4 17:50:08 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) failed for
access point (melvilletheatre.net)
Nov  4 17:50:08 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Marking connection 'Auto
melvilletheatre.net' invalid.
Nov  4 17:50:08 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) failed.
Nov  4 17:50:08 acer NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): device state change: 9 ->
3
Nov  4 17:50:08 acer NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): deactivating device
(reason: 0).
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) starting
connection 'Auto melvilletheatre.net'
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): device state change: 3 ->
4
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5
(Device Prepare) scheduled...
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5
(Device Prepare) started...
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5
(Device Configure) scheduled...
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5
(Device Prepare) complete.
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5
(Device Configure) starting...
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): device state change: 4 ->
5
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0/wireless):
access point 'Auto melvilletheatre.net' has security, but secrets are required.
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): device state change: 5 ->
6
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5
(Device Configure) complete.
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5
(Device Prepare) scheduled...
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5
(Device Prepare) started...
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): device state change: 6 ->
4
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5
(Device Configure) scheduled...
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5
(Device Prepare) complete.
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5
(Device Configure) starting...
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): device state change: 4 ->
5
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0/wireless):
connection 'Auto melvilletheatre.net' has security, and secrets exist.  No new
secrets needed.
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Config: added 'ssid' value
'melvilletheatre.net'
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Config: added 'key_mgmt' value
'WPA-PSK'
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Config: added 'psk' value
'<omitted>'
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5
(Device Configure) complete.
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Config: set interface ap_scan to 1
Nov  4 17:50:13 acer NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): supplicant connection
state:  disconnected -> scanning
Nov  4 17:50:14 acer NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): supplicant connection
state:  scanning -> associating
Nov  4 17:50:34 acer NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): supplicant connection
state:  associating -> disconnected
Nov  4 17:50:34 acer NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): supplicant connection
state:  disconnected -> scanning
Nov  4 17:50:35 acer NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): supplicant connection
state:  scanning -> associating
Nov  4 17:50:38 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0/wireless):
association took too long.
Nov  4 17:50:38 acer NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): device state change: 5 ->
6
Nov  4 17:50:38 acer NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0/wireless):
asking for new secrets
Nov  4 17:50:38 acer NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): supplicant connection
state:  associating -> disconnected
Nov  4 17:50:53 acer NetworkManager: <info>  wlan0: link timed out.
Nov  4 17:52:20 acer NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): supplicant connection
state:  disconnected -> scanning


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