deactivate wireless network

Hi,

looking at dmesg for other reasons I found that my laptop talks with my AP every few minutes without connecting. It shouldn’t connect since it has a wired connection in my office. Wireless is for balcony use only. :wink: So I deactivated wireless. After rebooting the wireless has been activated again. What I want to do is to keep it deactivated untill I need it.

Platform:

Suse 11.1, KDE 3.5, Network Manager.

Bye

Erik

In network manager (KDE), click the icon → edit connections → highlight wlan0 (or whatever it’s named) → click edit connection – on the final panel for the config is an option labelled “Autoconnect”. Deactivate it.

Hi,

That’s not the problem. It doesn’t auto connect as it should. That I knew and is deactivated. The problem is what I found in messages:


Mar 11 13:20:12 notebook kernel: wlan0: deauthenticated
Mar 11 13:20:12 notebook kernel: wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:1e:58:c6:f2:d7 try 1
Mar 11 13:20:12 notebook kernel: wlan0 direct probe responded
Mar 11 13:20:12 notebook kernel: wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1e:58:c6:f2:d7
Mar 11 13:20:12 notebook kernel: wlan0: authenticated
Mar 11 13:20:12 notebook kernel: wlan0: associate with AP 00:1e:58:c6:f2:d7
Mar 11 13:20:12 notebook kernel: wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1e:58:c6:f2:d7 (capab=0x421 status=0 aid=2)
Mar 11 13:20:12 notebook kernel: wlan0: associated
Mar 11 13:20:12 notebook kernel: wlan0: disassociating by local choice (reason=3)
Mar 11 13:21:10 notebook kernel: wlan0: deauthenticated
Mar 11 13:21:10 notebook kernel: wlan0: direct probe to AP 00:1e:58:c6:f2:d7 try 1
Mar 11 13:21:10 notebook kernel: wlan0 direct probe responded
Mar 11 13:21:10 notebook kernel: wlan0: authenticate with AP 00:1e:58:c6:f2:d7
Mar 11 13:21:10 notebook kernel: wlan0: authenticated
Mar 11 13:21:10 notebook kernel: wlan0: associate with AP 00:1e:58:c6:f2:d7
Mar 11 13:21:10 notebook kernel: wlan0: RX ReassocResp from 00:1e:58:c6:f2:d7 (capab=0x421 status=0 aid=2)
Mar 11 13:21:10 notebook kernel: wlan0: associated
Mar 11 13:21:10 notebook kernel: wlan0: disassociating by local choice (reason=3)
Mar 11 13:22:10 notebook kernel: wlan0: deauthenticated

After “deauthenticated” it starts again. What’s that? Looking closer to this I realize that this is not my AP but must be the neighbours one which is open. Nothing bad happens. My notebook doesn’t connect but it is annoying and for sure costs me ressources since this happens about every minute.

Any idea?

Bye

Erik

That’s beyond my knowledge Erik.
Hopefully some wireless expert will respond.

swerdna wrote:
> That’s beyond my knowledge Erik.
> Hopefully some wireless expert will respond.

It doesn’t take much in the way of resources. The worst thing is the spamming of
the logs. The only certain way to get rid of them is to rmmod the driver.

Hi,

Ok, not to much ressources makes me a bit happier. :wink: The question is why does it do so? It’s my neighbours WLAN which I don’t use. It is not encrypted in any way. It has even the original SSID (dlink). As I wrote the first post nothing happened. Now again every minute a handshake which is aborted. I’d really like to understand this.

Bye

Erik

erikro wrote:
> Hi,
>
> lwfinger;1957243 Wrote:
>> It doesn’t take much in the way of resources. The worst thing is the
>> spamming of
>> the logs. The only certain way to get rid of them is to rmmod the
>> driver.
>
> Ok, not to much ressources makes me a bit happier. :wink: The question is
> why does it do so? It’s my neighbours WLAN which I don’t use. It is not
> encrypted in any way. It has even the original SSID (dlink). As I wrote
> the first post nothing happened. Now again every minute a handshake
> which is aborted. I’d really like to understand this.

I think NetworkManager is doing everything in its power to make a connection. I
don’t know why it doesn’t stay deactivated across reboots. You might ask that
question on the NM mailing list (networkmanager-list@gnome.org).

Larry