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Re: Wifi dies about once an hour. Bug in update ?



On Tue, 2009-02-03 at 17:49 -0700, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> My wifi dies about once an hour.  The only way I can get it working
> again is to reboot.  Very irritating. 
> 
> I was on the road this weekend.  When I got to my destination I used
> Start->Administration->Network Configuration to change the ESSID for
> wlan0.  I saved it and restarted wlan0.  It worked fine.  I've done this
> a bunch of times in the past without any problems.
> 
> I got home late last night.  This morning I edited my ESSID and
> restarted wlan0.  It worked fine for an hour, then it died.  I tried all
> sorts of ways to restart it, but the only way I could get it to run
> again was to reboot.   I've been rebooting about once an hour ever
> since.
> 
> I'm running F10, all updates, KDE, etc.  I am not running a network
> manager.  
> 
> uname -a
> Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.27.12-170.2.5.fc10.i686 #1 SMP Wed Jan
> 21 02:09:37 EST 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
> 
> I downloaded a bunch of F10 updates on the weekend.  I don't think I
> restarted my laptop.  Has anyone else had a problem with their wifi
> quitting since installing some of the recent updates ?
> 
> How do I fix my wifi network problem ?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Aside: I'd love to have a network manager like what is shipped with F10
> Live, but I've never been able to figure out how to get it running.  If
> anyone knows, I'd like to tackle that once I get wlan0 running stable. 
----
perhaps that is your problem...your dhcp lease runs out and there's no
service to handle getting a new lease.

Craig


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