The case of wifi drop-out with no recovery

Derek Broughton news at
Wed Sep 26 15:55:01 UTC 2007

Peter N Spotts wrote:

> On Wed, 2007-09-26 at 10:20 -0400, Peter N Spotts wrote:
>> I've had the pcmcia
>> card for a while, and the slots sit fairly close to a toasty CPU. Is it
>> possible that over time the head could degrade the card?
> Oops -- that's "could heat," not "could head."

Certainly my wifi (pc-card) adaptor warns me regularly that it's
overheating, and when that happens the frequency drifts.  Why on earth the
damned manufacturer (Dell) would put the cardbus slot in the hottest part
of the machine is beyond me...

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