From: John Norris <norris@mo...> - 2005-05-18 19:24:22
I've been using the ndiswrapper drivers for about six months but have
run into a problem I can't resolve on my own. It seems that I compile,
load and configure my system and everything works well but my wireless
card seems to go offline on me randomly. The status LEDs are completely
off but the network resource still appears with ifconfig and route.
If I attempt to stop then start the network or just that device the
system hangs. I've attempted to disable acpi but my motherboard
requires this and the card won't work at all. Besides, the times
between drop-outs is random and it doesn't seem to be a system wide problem.
I've discovered if I go through this sequence of commands it will
restart and work for a few hours before spazzing out again: ifdown
wlan0; iwpriv wlan0 ndis_reset; modprobe -r ndiswrapper; sleep 5;
modprobe ndiswrapper; iwconfig wlan0 mode managed; iwconfig wlan0 essid
linksys; ifup wlan0
I've tried using 'iwpriv wlan0 power_profile 1' but I get this error:
Interface doesn't accept private ioctl...
power_profile (8BF1): Operation not supported
Does anyone have an explaination and/or a solution for this behavior?
Here's my system and configuration parameters:
MoBo: Asus K8N-E Deluxe w/ AMD Athlon 64 3000+ and 1 GB RAM
Wireless: Hawking HWP54G = RT2500 clone ( PCI ID: 1814:0201 )
OS: Debian Sarge (Testing) w/ compiled kernel 2.6.11 (SMP) (preempt)
Drivers: NDISwrapper v1.2rc1 (Modinfo output below) and WL54driver22.214.171.124
author: ndiswrapper team <ndiswrapper-general@...>
vermagic: 2.6.11 SMP preempt K8 gcc-3.3
parm: debug:debug level (int)
parm: hangcheck_interval:The interval, in seconds, for
checking if driver is hung. (default: 0) (int)
parm: proc_gid:The gid of the files created in /proc (default:
parm: proc_uid:The uid of the files created in /proc (default:
parm: if_name:Network interface name or template (default: