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Old 7th February 2009
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Default Wireless Network Loses Connection

I have a wireless network setup up for my laptop - Lenovo T61 running NetBSD 5.0 RC1. I have wpa_supplicant configured and running:

Code:
# WPA_SUPPLICANT.CONF
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=wheel

# home network; AT&T DSL with 2701HG-B Gateway
network={
        ssid="######"
        scan_ssid=1
        key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
        psk="######"
}
It connects fine on bootup and such. The problem I have is that every 1-3 hours, the connection is 'lost' and I have to reinitialize the connection - restart wpa_supplicant, network, and dhclient.

I'm not certain why it loses the connection - whether it is a feature of WPA (though, I am actively using the link), or if it is just the nature of wireless, or something else?

Any ideas?
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I am running FreeBSD7.1 on my laptop, and use wpi to connect to wireless. I had similar issues as well. Same connection issues, restart wpa_supplicant and dhclient. But a few days ago i rearranged my work desk and switched off the router for a while, during the shifting. Believe me, don't know what happened I have never had any problems with the wireless since then. I suspected it, since in a cafe or other openwifi area, i had no issues, only at home, there were connection problems. but after having switched the router off for sometime and switching it on, it is absolutely fine right now. May be I am not being of much help here, but I am just saying what happened in my case.
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Funny anecdote, but not very constructively helpful for me. Thanks anyway.
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What driver are you using? try -bgscan
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Funny anecdote, but not very constructively helpful for me. Thanks anyway.
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What driver are you using? try -bgscan
I'm using the wpi driver -- I have a Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG. The driver works, it's just that the signal gets lost every 1-3 hours - at which point I have to reconnect.
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