[arch-general] NetworkManager update - problematic for ipw2200

mike cloaked mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Fri Sep 21 15:04:03 EDT 2012

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 6:05 PM, mike cloaked <mike.cloaked at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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!

Wifi card replaced and since then the wireless has been flawless - so
this is resolved.

mike c

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