WLAN: known issues and how to help - uptime test

Philip Rhoades phil at pricom.com.au
Thu Feb 5 21:10:43 CET 2009


Werner Almesberger wrote:
> Philip Rhoades wrote:
>> Finally got back to this - the AP is a Linksys WRT546G - original  
>> firmware I think.  No encryption, just restricting access via MAC  
>> addressess.
> Good. I have a bunch of these around as well. Which firmware version ?
> It should say so in small print in the upper right corner of the Web
> GUI.


>> I have just done my WLAN uptime test on the latest FSO milestone (5) and  
>> the network stayed up for only about 4 hours (the record for an older  
>> version of SHR is about 14 hours).
> Did you check dmesg whether the association was still there ? One
> thing that could cause such troubles is DHCP trying to renew the
> lease and something going wrong there.
> One way to find out would be to run
> iwconfig eth0
> ifconfig eth0
> route -n
> while the connection is good, record the output, and run these
> commands again after the connection has failed. Then post them
> here for analysis :-) Including a dmesg output wouldn't hurt
> either.

OK, will do.


Philip Rhoades

GPO Box 3411
Sydney NSW	2001
E-mail:  phil at pricom.com.au

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