[ubuntu-uk] some user losing internet access
marshcast at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 13 10:25:17 BST 2007
Sorry - in addition to that, heres the outputs you requested in case I'm
from lshw -C network:
description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 9
bus info: pci at 02:09.0
logical name: eth1
width: 32 bits
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd
100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44
driverversion=1.01 duplex=full ip=192.168.0.2 latency=64 link=yes
multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
resources: iomemory:dfcfe000-dfcfffff irq:20
from sudo iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.
eth1 no wireless extensions.
(and therefore no iwlist)
On Sunday 12 August 2007 21:14:38 Chris Rowson wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > My quest to spread the ubuntu word has brought me to a problem. I have
> > set up feisty machines and introduced them to cafe's to remove their
> > windows dependence and provide them with a stable system to stream music
> > and do their paperwork/email etc.
> > Over the last few weeks though, two of these machines have symptoms of a
> > problem. users are losing their internet connections and their music is
> > grinding to a halt.
> > The wireless seems to be fine, so the connection is still there, and the
> > admin account (not root, but admin) seems to keep the connection after
> > the user accounts have lost theirs.
> > after 10-20 minutes it will reconnect automatically.
> > I'm runnning feisty on a dell optiplex320.
> > 512Mb
> > Pentium Duo 3.0GHz
> Hi there,
> That's a pretty open ended question ;-)
> How long have you had the problem, and how long where the computers
> running OK before it started?
> How many computers have you got connected to the wireless access point
> - Is this an internet cafe type setup, or a couple of computers set up
> for staff?
> What kind of wireless card are you using in the PCs? If you run the
> command 'sudo lshw -C network' - and post the output here it should
> tell us.
> Are there other wireless access points in the area? If so, are they on
> a similar channel - they could be interfering. Running 'sudo iwconfig'
> will tell you which interface you're running wireless on, and then
> running 'sudo iwlist <interface name here> scan' will show other
> access points in the area.
> What are you using to connect to the network, network manager?
> So in summary:
> 1> Problems with hardware/drivers
> 2> Problems with interference
> 3> Problems with software/wireless managers
> Other than that, try posting your issue at
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/ too - it's worth getting help
> there too.
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