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 From:  "Konstantin Rudoy" <subscribe at k dot rudoy dot com>
 To:  <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch>
 Subject:  RE: [m0n0wall] Wireless Timeout Problem solved.
 Date:  Sat, 27 Mar 2004 12:51:54 -0500
Probably I have the same problem - wireless connection from a laptop to AP
breakes each few minnutes. But powersafe mode is disabled and not build in
AP works fine.
Signal is Exelent
Could any one give me some help how to fix that?

Thank you,
Konstantin Rudoy
kosty at rudoy dot com


-----Original Message-----
From: Phill R Kenoyer [mailto:phill at bmg50 dot com] 
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 7:26 PM
To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
Subject: [m0n0wall] Wireless Timeout Problem solved.

For over a month I was having problems with one of my relays.  It was
originally running Linux with Host-AP.  It was crashing almost every night.
I thought it was something due to the Host-AP drivers.  I've heard that they
were not good.

So I upgraded the relay to a Soekris running m0n0wall.  This seemed to
improve the situation, but not solve it.  At certain times of the night I
would start getting timeout errors over and over.  This would be on the AP
side of the relay. (/kernel: wi0: timeout in wi_seek to 14a/3c; last status
403c)  It would stop the users from accessing the internet.

After fighting with things for weeks, thinking it may be some HAM operators
in the area, I found the problem.  It had nothing to do with radio waves or
software setups.  Not even the Firmware was to blame for this problem.

Power Save Mode!  I had one customer using a Linksys WMP11 PCI card to
connect to the relay.  It was setup on Windows XP.  The Power Save Mode was
enabled on it.  The day I had the customer disable it was the day the errors
stopped.

Has anyone else had this problem?


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