Well, what's it do when it loses wireless connection? is anything logged?


adrian


On 16 February 2013 18:01, Kurt Buff <kurt.b...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I have an older model of the model mentioned in the subject line, and
> it loses its wireless connection every few days, requiring a reboot to
> bring it back. This has happened since I had the machine, starting
> with FreeBSD 8.0-RELEASE, though I've since upgraded a couple of
> times, and am now at 9.1-RELEASE
>
> Is there any info out there on what I can do to keep the connection? I
> don't use the machine heavily - it sits on my nightstand for light web
> browsing before I sleep, mostly, so it's a bit annoying to have to
> reboot before I can get to the web.
>
> Here's what info I'm able to glean from the machine:
>
> % dmesg | grep -i ath
> ath0: <Atheros 5424/2424> mem 0x95100000-0x9510ffff irq 16 at device 0.0 on 
> pci1
> ath0: AR2425 mac 14.2 RF5424 phy 7.0
> alc0: <Atheros AR8132 PCIe Fast Ethernet> mem 0x93000000-0x9303ffff
> irq 18 at device 0.0 on pci3
> atphy0: <Atheros F1 10/100/1000 PHY> PHY 0 on miibus0
> % ifconfig
> ath0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 2290
>         ether 00:26:5e:2f:de:32
>         nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
>         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet autoselect mode 11g
>         status: associated
> alc0: flags=8802<BROADCAST,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
>         
> options=c3198<VLAN_MTU,VLAN_HWTAGGING,VLAN_HWCSUM,TSO4,WOL_MCAST,WOL_MAGIC,VLAN_HWTSO,LINKSTATE>
>         ether 00:23:5a:ed:bd:56
>         nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
>         media: Ethernet autoselect
> lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 16384
>         options=600003<RXCSUM,TXCSUM,RXCSUM_IPV6,TXCSUM_IPV6>
>         inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128
>         inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x8
>         inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000
>         nd6 options=21<PERFORMNUD,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
> wlan0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
>         ether 00:26:5e:2f:de:32
>         inet 192.168.151.103 netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast 192.168.151.255
>         nd6 options=29<PERFORMNUD,IFDISABLED,AUTO_LINKLOCAL>
>         media: IEEE 802.11 Wireless Ethernet OFDM/48Mbps mode 11g
>         status: associated
>         ssid 5705NE197th channel 11 (2462 MHz 11g) bssid 00:23:69:82:b2:bf
>         regdomain 101 indoor ecm authmode WPA privacy ON deftxkey UNDEF
>         AES-CCM 2:128-bit AES-CCM 3:128-bit txpower 20 bmiss 7 scanvalid 450
>         bgscan bgscanintvl 300 bgscanidle 250 roam:rssi 7 roam:rate 5
>         protmode CTS wme burst roaming MANUAL
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Kurt
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