When the bcm43xx_mac80211 driver stops communicating, and needs to be reset (this seems to happens when coming from strong to week to strong signal area quickly) i have been rmmod and then modprobing it. this works most of the time, but some times (~20%), it will lock up the network with this error that repeats.
Message from [EMAIL PROTECTED] at Fri Aug 3 00:55:41 2007 ... localhost kernel: [19316.256549] unregister_netdevice: waiting for eth1 to becom e free. Usage count = 5 usage count varies, but renders the system unusable (extremely slow, like when localhost is not defined) until the laptop is turned off, the system will hang during shutdown requiring a power interrupt. This did not happen with the bcm43xx driver in 2.6.22-rc7. Current Data [EMAIL PROTECTED] ~]# uname -r 2.6.23-rc1 [EMAIL PROTECTED] ~]# lspci | grep Broadcom 03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card (rev 01) dmesg is over filled with TKIP decrypt info, so little info is there [EMAIL PROTECTED] ~]# iwlist eth1 scanning Warning: Driver for device eth1 has been compiled with version 22 of Wireless Extension, while this program supports up to version 20. Some things may be broken... eth1 Scan completed : Cell 01 - Address: 00:12:17:AA:84:67 ESSID:"thishome" Mode:Master Channel:6 Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6) Quality=41/100 Signal level=-61 dBm Noise level=-68 dBm Encryption key:on IE: WPA Version 1 Group Cipher : TKIP Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP Authentication Suites (1) : PSK Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s Extra:tsf=00000298702da2c8 Cell 02 - Address: 00:18:3F:64:47:D9 ESSID:"2WIRE199" Mode:Master Channel:6 Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6) Quality=31/100 Signal level=-77 dBm Noise level=-68 dBm Encryption key:on Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s Extra:tsf=000000401364c181 Cell 03 - Address: 00:03:52:C7:E3:B0 ESSID:"bbx" Mode:Master Channel:11 Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11) Quality=27/100 Signal level=-83 dBm Noise level=-68 dBm Encryption key:off Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s Extra:tsf=0000000002711d4b -- Brennan Ashton Bellingham, Washington "The box said, 'Requires Windows 98 or better'. So I installed Linux" _______________________________________________ Bcm43xx-dev mailing list Bcm43xxfirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/bcm43xx-dev