[arch-general] NetworkManager update - problematic for ipw2200

mike cloaked mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 13:05:23 EDT 2012

On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 10:32 PM, mike cloaked <mike.cloaked at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Oddly today it is working fine - I am now wondering if it is a
hardware fault that is intermittent...   further testing needed - and
maybe replace wifi card!

mike c

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