[plug] wifi badness on startup ubuntu dapper drake

Paul Antoine pma-la at milleng.com.au
Tue Aug 21 14:11:41 WST 2007

Hi Greg,

I've noticed this same issue with Feisty on resume from sleep mode on my 
laptop... only one step better functionality than yours.  In the past 
I've had little luck searching for an answer.  Gutsy connects but 
doesn't tell you it has... LOL

Our router is DD-WRT running on an old PIII PC.

Anyone else got a lead, or more of a google-guru than I?


Gregory Orange 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.
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