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    Default Wireless internet

    Is it normal that my wireless internet disconnects every couple of hours?

    I'm using openSUSE 11.1 on a Toshiba L355-S7915

    Just to note it's not my actual internet, because I check the modems and all the lights are properly lighted.

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    Default Re: Wireless internet

    No it's not normal.

    I take it you have established this is not a signal strength issue? You say 2hrs. Is that just a thereabouts 2hrs or quite literal? Is this a secure connection with no other similar wireless access points near by?
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    It varies, but it's between 2-4hours, sometimes a little more (I think the most its done is 6).

    And yeah it's not because my wireless modem is less than 20 feet away. I can literally be right next to it.

    And as far as I know we have the only wireless network around here.

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    I tried looking up the Hardware specs for the wireless in your laptop, {chuckle}... "Realtek 802.11bg"...REAL useful.

    Please could you post the output of

    Code:
    lspci
    I'd like to see what brand/model wireless card you have. I have had problems with my wireless dropping out constantly, especially under high loads (grrr!). I've got an Atheros b/g/n card in my laptop, so using the ath9k drivers, which seem to be spotty as originally supplied. Installing 'compat-wireless' from

    http:// linuxwireless.org/en/users/Download
    Download - Linux Wireless

    has (knock on wood!) solved my issues.

    (I've probably just jinxed myself by saying that though... {sigh})

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    Default Re: Wireless internet

    On 11/19/2009 02:06 AM, lornix wrote:
    >
    > I tried looking up the Hardware specs for the wireless in your laptop,
    > {chuckle}... "Realtek 802.11bg"...REAL useful.
    >
    > Please could you post the output of
    >
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > lspci
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > I'd like to see what brand/model wireless card you have. I have had
    > problems with my wireless dropping out constantly, especially under high
    > loads (grrr!). I've got an Atheros b/g/n card in my laptop, so using
    > the ath9k drivers, which seem to be spotty as originally supplied.
    > Installing 'compat-wireless' from
    >
    > http:// linuxwireless.org/en/users/Download
    > 'Download - Linux Wireless'
    > (http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Download)
    >
    > has (knock on wood!) solved my issues.
    >
    > (I've probably just jinxed myself by saying that though... {sigh})


    The Atheros people have done a lot of recent work on the ath9k driver. All of
    their changes are in compat-wireless. It certainly is better than any driver in
    2.6.31.

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