Debugging WiFi problems

Phil phil at
Tue Oct 14 14:23:50 CEST 2008


I have been looking at the various distributions but have pretty much 
settled on FDOM for the convenience and extra apps but I have problems 
with WiFi:

- The FR is about 1 metre from the AP, not being actively used while 
testing WiFi

- I run "ifup eth0" on the FR

- It maintains a connection to the wireless router for some minutes up 
to a maximum of about 5 hours (from output from running a script on the 
FR pinging the router a couple of times every couple of minutes)

- After the networking fails, nothing I have tried (short of a reboot) 
enables a reconnection

What can I do to debug the problem?


Philip Rhoades

GPO Box 3411
Sydney NSW	2001
E-mail:  phil at

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