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Re: Qirky, random local network access.



On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 22:47 -0700, Tod Merley wrote:

> Hi linuxguy123!

Hi.

> When it is messing up, from a terminal run #/sbin/ifconfig, and then
> #/sbin/iwconfig.  Pay attention to the IP settings in the ifconfig
> output, and the link quality and specifics of the iwconfig message.

OK, I will, the next time it happens.

> I have two suspicions.  1. The RF path or quality of the wifi modem
> (or both) make the actual RF connection unreliable - or - 2. As with
> one of the machines I work with the MAC address for the wifi somehow
> got the actual MAC of the ethernet connection.   If it is #1 change
> and improve the RF path (move them closer, see if a differant channel
> works better, use an extender).  If #2 pull out the pcmcia card (or
> turn off the wifi) from the Linux laptop, and then turn it on again -
> which consistantly clears it for me.
> 
> Regardless, have fun!

Thanks for the tips.  I'll give them a try the next time this happens.



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