Timeout on wireless ipw0 using wpa and dhcp

David Gurvich david.gurvich at verizon.net
Fri Aug 1 13:53:18 UTC 2008


I have been having an issue with maintaining a connection that seems
to hang at random intervals. The only messages I see are about the
interface 'ipw0: link state changed to DOWN' then UP a few times until
the connection is reestablished or I have to '/etc/rc.d/netif restart
ipw0'.  If left on it's own reestablishing the connection takes under
60 seconds, using netif is about 5 seconds including typing the

I suspect an issue with either dhcp, wpa_supplicant, or the ipw
wireless driver.  I was not able to get the ipw driver to work at all
in FreeBSD-6.3 and suspect the driver.  Is there anyway to pin down
the problem?

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