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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

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 :-)


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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