[arch-general] netcfg wlan connection renewal
hollunder at lavabit.com
Thu Sep 29 06:33:35 EDT 2011
Excerpts from Thomas Bächler's message of 2011-09-28 22:52:42 +0200:
> Am 28.09.2011 14:33, schrieb Philipp Überbacher:
> > Excerpts from Thomas Bächler's message of 2011-09-28 13:14:06 +0200:
> >> Am 28.09.2011 11:53, schrieb Philipp:
> >>> Hi there,
> >>> I use netcfg for my university wlan (eduroam). It works fine for a while
> >>> but after a couple of minutes I get disconnected and need to reconnect
> >>> manually. I think that happens pretty regularly, so I assume that some
> >>> kind of connection renewal doesn't work for some reason. Any idea what
> >>> could be wrong, how to fix it or how to reconnect automatically?
> >> No idea why this might go wrong. I suggest you use net-auto-wireless,
> >> that will handle everything gracefully.
> > Thanks, I'll try that.
> > It's important to me that wlan is completely disabled when ethernet is
> > available. I hope this is possible. I'll tell how it went sometime next
> > week when university starts.
> I use the following script with ifplugd:
> [ "$1" = "eth1" ] || exit 0
> case "$2" in
> /etc/rc.d/net-auto-wireless stop
> sleep 1
> /usr/bin/netcfg lan
> /usr/bin/netcfg -d lan
> sleep 1
> /etc/rc.d/net-auto-wireless start
> exit 1
> exit 0
Thanks Thomas, this looks simple enough, I'll give netcfg +
net-auto-wireless + ifplugd + this script a shot, looks like a good
solution to me.
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