Hello Gunther,

Monday, May 28, 2007, 2:45:07 AM, you wrote:

> Hi there,

> My ath0 wireless interface is going crazy lately. In my logs the kernel
> keeps telling me

> May 28 01:26:28 greg ath0: link state changed to UP
> May 28 01:26:28 greg ath0: link state changed to UP
> May 28 01:26:28 greg ath0: link state changed to DOWN
> May 28 01:26:28 greg ath0: link state changed to DOWN

> while the wireless connection becomes completely useless. The first time
> this happened was 5 days ago when I got these messages every couple of
> minutes. Today it happened again but much worse than before: First 4 
> such messages every 3 seconds, then later 15/sec!!! This kept going for
> almost 2 hours while I tried to debug things over the wired interface,
> but I had no luck until miraculously it stopped its madness and came 
> back to normal 15 min ago. No other hints in /var/log/messages...

> This this a sign of failing hardware? Or some other obscure bug in the
> ath driver?

> My signal is pretty solid at 25-30 S:N btw so it can't be that...


> Gunther


Maybe someone is performing a deauth attack on your AP,
in hopes of getting your password?

-- 
Best regards,
Ghirai.

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