Thanks for your feedback! So far I have had no luck with newer images. I am beginning to suspect the AP hardware but your experience has me wondering now if it is indeed a software thing.

Do you have an old image that worked for you? I'd love to try it.


On Sun, Dec 18, 2011 at 4:55 PM, roystonvasey <> wrote:
Dear Blaine,
I have the same problems as you are describing.

After 2 - 3 minutes the wifi disconnects, you see a lot of blue LED activity
and about 2 out of three times the connection is re-established (steady blue
This is also accompanied by a cfg80211: World regulatory domain message.
I'm pretty sure that problems are associated with the cfg80211. Though these
messages may be generated by the disconnect/reconnect.
Previous kernel versions prior to 2.6.39 didn't produce any cfg80211
messages and the wifi interface never failed using the same hardware and
wifi infrastructure.
I'm in New Zealand with a different set of channels so the wifi interface
has to change from the default US so that might be a problem.
There have been various post about the cfg80211 messages 'newer kernels have
been fixed' and 'Steve's tree needs a patch for this' but I've not had
stable wifi for any of my images since I moved up to 2.6.39 and 3.0.0.
By the way my images are based on console images and do not have
Network-Manager installed.

Cheers Mike.

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