[ipw2200] Wireless Network keeps disconnecting/reconnecting

Bug #374847 reported by Kurt Wood on 2009-05-11
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I got my network manager to work properly thru a previous bug report. However, I downloaded the latest set of updates (I believe on 5/8), and that's when I noticed the problem. The wireless card keeps disconnecting and then reconnecting, especially on large down loads. It is most prominent on downloads, the uploads seems much better. I notice it when I test my speed thru (www.speakeasy.net). I don't beleive it did that prior to the update and it never did that in 8.04. I have tried manually setting up the network (interfaces and resolv.conf), tried wicd, did a complete uninstall/re-install of the network manager/ I even downloaded the latest ipw2000 firmware files (3.1). I also set up a ipwconf.conf file with some options and nothing seems to work. I also deleted the nm-applet and can't get it back.

The card is a 2915ABC card using the ipw2200 driver. Where do I go from here? I use this machine for work for remote access, but now it cannot be trusted for long connections/transfers.

Kurt

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=3e68873f-75a9-4b99-b788-f2da85600fb1
Lsusb:
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
MachineType: IBM 23734WU
Package: linux-image-2.6.28-11-generic 2.6.28-11.42
ProcCmdLine: root=UUID=f111fcc5-e5a6-489d-aa04-2de1faa4512f ro quiet splash
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.28-11.42-generic
SourcePackage: linux

Kurt Wood (mojo-jojo) wrote :
Scott Howard (showard314) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage. I have classified this bug as a bug in network-manager.

affects: ubuntu → network-manager (Ubuntu)
summary: - Wireless Network keeps disconnecting/reconnecting
+ [ipw2200] Wireless Network keeps disconnecting/reconnecting

I think I may have isolated the problems.

1. I replaced the pci card 2915ABC with an older one that is B only and
uses the IPW2100 driver. The problem still existed.
2. I disabled burst mode on my WRT54G router and it got a bit better.
3. I completely removed the network manager and related items and use
the gnome-network manager (old style like was in 8.04) and it still got
better.
4. Finally, I changed the irq on the pci slot from 11 to 5 and have not
seen the problem since. I figured pretty much everything was routed thru
irq 11, and that couldn't be a good thing. I'm lucky that my T42 allows
you to set irqs on the pci slots/accessories. Most don't.

I have a newer 2915 BG card coming so I will be interested in seeing if
the IPW2200 driver responds the same way.

Kurt

Scott Howard wrote:
> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make
> Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which
> is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper
> developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage. I have classified this
> bug as a bug in network-manager.
>
> ** Package changed: ubuntu => network-manager (Ubuntu)
>
> ** Summary changed:
>
> - Wireless Network keeps disconnecting/reconnecting
> + [ipw2200] Wireless Network keeps disconnecting/reconnecting
>
>

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