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Re: Wifi indicator LED (was Re: Netbook wifi, wlan0 and inet6 address (F10) )



Anne Wilson wrote, On 01/13/2009 03:29 AM:
On Monday 12 January 2009 18:56:34 Anne Wilson wrote:
Does anyone know how to get the wifi indicator working on the Acer Aspire
One?   I've done a lot lof work with the wifi today, then suddenly, an hour
or so ago, I saw the signal bars drop from 4 to 1.  Then I lost the
connection.

Nothing has changed, in terms of location or additional equipment in the
room, and attempting to re-start the connection tells me that it has been
disconnected.  I've tried fiddling with that switch again, but there is no
way of knowing whether it is active or not.

<sigh> I hate mysteries. This morning the netbook connected to the wireless router at bootup. I've still no idea what went wrong yesterday, or why I couldn't scan for a connection. It's as though something turns wifi off and it can't be turned back one.

Personally I think it's another form of rsibreak :-)

Anne


As we all use computers here, we could all occasionally benefit from an rsi time out. :}

Assuming you shut the machine down last night after the net stopped working, _perhaps_ it would be useful keep track of what the room/computer temperature and uptime is each time it stops working (from a cold boot) ... It could be that a component is getting hot, or saturated in another way that has a hysteresis curve.

Did you also shutdown the router last night too?

Have you done anything to see if someone else may be attempting to use/abuse your router, like look at it's recent IDS logs?

Might try transferring a couple of fedora install DVD isos across it into /dev/null, or some other throw away storage on the machine, to see if it can only handle so many bits before needing reset.

Just ideas.
--
Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter


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