[urtw] Wifi link dying randomly. reboot required to reconnect.
break19 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 01:16:54 UTC 2011
have a Netgear WG111v2 - which is a RealTek 8187 based usb 802.11G dongle,
and which uses the if_urtw module.
At random intervals, my internet connection just dies, I cannot ping the AP,
am told "Network is down" by ping.
The LED light on the adapter will have also gone out, and in dmesg, I get
"wlan: link state changed to DOWN" and nothing I can do will restart the
Killing wpa_supplicant and restarting it does nothing.
I've even destroyed and recreated the wlan0 device and still nothing. The
card is effectively off, and non-responsive.
What's worse is, I cannot remove and reinsert the adapter, because doing so
causes a kernel panic.
kldunload if_urtw -also- causes a kernel panic. I've had this issue since 8.0
was released, and I've also tried -current with no success at resolving this
As a point of note, this adapter is stable under OpenBSD, Linux, and Windows.
It is only under FreeBSD and Solaris(OI, OSOL, and SolExpress10/11) that this
If anyone has any ideas for things to try, I am willing to try pretty much
anything to get this resolved.
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