FreeBSD wireless connection problems
jhall at socket.net
Thu Jun 25 13:57:03 UTC 2009
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I have a development box which is connected to the wireless network
via an Intellinet wireless bridge. Periodically, the development box
will no longer pass data on the network. However, checking the access
point, I can see the bridge is still associated with the access point
and is reporting the correct IP address.
I am running FreeBSD 7.2 on the development box, running the em driver
for the network card. The wireless bridge is connected via an
ethernet cable to the em0 interface.
The wireless bridge is an Intellinet Wireless LAN Base Stand set to
Bridge in Infrastructure mode.
The access point is a Cisco 1131AG with 3 vlans. Only the guest SSID
is not hidden. I am not connecting to the guest SSID.
At first I thought this was a problem with the wireless bridge.
However, connecting the bridge to a Windows box yields a stable
If I disable ARP Caching on the access point, clear the arp cache, and
then re-enable ARP caching, (dot11 arp-cache optional) the system will
reappear on the network.
I have upgraded to the latest/greatest IOS for the access point
without any improvement.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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