[plug] wifi badness on startup ubuntu dapper drake

Tomasz Grzegurzko tomasz89 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 14:09:25 WST 2007

On 8/21/07, Gregory Orange <gregory.orange at metoceanengineers.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've got an Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG (ipw2100 from memory) running
> under Ubuntu Dapper Drake, and all is fairly well. I've configured it
> with /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf (hmm, are there underscores
> or not? I can't remember) and /etc/network/interfaces and it works fine.
> Except when I first boot.
> That is, the most reliable way for me to get an active connection is to
> ifdown eth1 then turn off the card with the little button on the
> machine, wait a bit then turn it back on again then ifup eth1. Otherwise
> I very rarely (if ever) get a DHCP response, even though there is strong
> signal showing from an iwlist eth1 scan any time the card is physically
> switched on.
> Any suggestions? Should I be pointing the finger at the router? It's a
> D-Link, can't remember exactly what it is.
> TIA,
> Greg.

Without more information, I'd suggest probably it's a kernel/driver
issue, upgrade to >Dapper, if possible. Otherwise post dmesg output
and follow Ubuntu Kernel debugging practices and let us know some more

There's a wiki page on the Ubuntu site that tells you how to get
debugging information.


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