[arch-general] NetworkManager update - problematic for ipw2200

mike cloaked mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Mon Sep 10 17:32:00 EDT 2012

I was away for a few days but this evening returned and updated a
laptop which has ipw2200 wireless - and the updates included
NetworkManager 0.9.6 - after rebooting the machine the wireless
connection fails within seconds - despite ifconfig and ifconfig
showing a normal connection - this is for a KDE D.E. with plasma
networkmanagement which was also updated this evening. This now shows
what appears to be a normal wireless signal strength which has not
been the case for a long time - but the connection is a major bug.

I have seen another post on the forums where a user has similar
problems to me but with different wireless hardware.

It is odd - the key indicators seem to show that the connection is
fine but a browser fails to connect - ssh will connect but the
connection will hang within seconds. pacman fails to connect to the
servers except very very slowly and times out - despite another arch
machine working perfectly well with different wireless hardware!

Anyone else seeing something similar?  I guess I will need to
downgrade networkmanager till this is fixed.

mike c

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