Stefan Dösinger wrote:
>>If I use WEP for a longish amount of time (say a few hours) invariably
>>at some point traffic suddenly stops flowing. With tcpdump I can see
>>packets trying to go out but nothing coming in. Resetting the WEP key
>>seems to help, although occasionally I have to do it a few dozen times
>>before something happens again. Once this problem has occured it tends
>>to occur again a lot faster until it is almost impossible to use.
> What card do you have?
> I have a centrino card with the same behaviour. This seems to be relatet to
> the access point, at least for me. The AP drops the connection and the essid
> gets lost(on my laptop).
> In windows, the connection gets dropped too, but it is re-established one
> secound later, I only see the connection-lost and connection-established
> messages in the corner of the screen.
> Try to re-set the wep key and the essid. I always restart the device with my
> start script. Maybe waproamd can help, if it's supported by ndiswrapper.
It's worth checking for firmware updates for your WAP. A number,
including my D-link one, don't work with Centrino chipsets without it.
My D-link WAP would reboot regularly, causing the disconnection
symptoms, when a Centrino WLAN card attached.