wireless losing connection periodically

Reinis Ivanovs dabas at untu.ms
Mon Feb 4 09:19:25 PST 2008


I'm surprised that no one replied, but anyway, just an update: it
seems I've managed to resolve the problem with this short ifstated(8)

# loglevel debug

ping = '("ping -q -c 1 -t 1 > /dev/null" every 10)'

state one {
    if !$ping
        set-state two

state two {
    init {
        run "logger -p console.notice -t ifstated 'Restarting network!'"
        run "/etc/rc.d/netif restart ral0"
    if $ping
        set-state one

that's about it.


On Feb 3, 2008 10:17 PM, Reinis Ivanovs <dabas at untu.ms> wrote:
> hello,
> I've noticed that my wireless connection tends to drop once in a while
> and only restores itself after a relatively longish period. I'm
> dealing with it now by connecting a laptop by wire (the box doesn't
> have a screen or a keyboard) and running "/etc/rc.d/netif restart
> ral0", but that's a bother. googling didn't bring up any useful
> results, so I'm wondering, what are the best ways to mitigate or fix
> this (aside from using a wire)? I'm considering writing a simple
> script that'd constantly ping my router and restart the wlan interface
> if it stops responding, but perhaps there's something pre-made or more
> simple than that available?
> cheers,
> reinis
> --
> http://untu.ms/


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