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I have a problem with my desktop. Ever since the teleco changed the family router out for a new unit my desktop keeps going kaput, and by that I mean the speed will go down, and down, and down, and then nothing. This most happens whenever steam is doing stuff (I have throttled Steam down to as low as 25kbps and it still does this,) but it happens no matter what (but it just happens sooner with steam.)

I've got kernel 3.19 and ndiswrapper installed along with ndis-gtk on said desktop.

I'm trying to figure out what information i need to copy over to txt files to post.

Also it DOES happen to my laptop, but only very very rarely.

The one error I remember getting is something about buffer full when trying to ping for activity.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2016, 05:52:14 pm by Will Dojinn »

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Re: [NDISWraper] Wifi dies on desktop and requires system reboot to fix.
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2016, 07:25:53 pm »
Can you post the output from:
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sudo iwlist scan
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Re: [NDISWraper] Wifi dies on desktop and requires system reboot to fix.
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2016, 09:36:55 pm »
iwlist scan:
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wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: F4:5F:F7:40:82:A7
                    ESSID:"BenLomand82a6"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11g
                    Mode:Master
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Quality:43/100  Signal level:-68 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
                              11 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Extra:bcn_int=100
                    Extra:atim=0
                    IE: Unknown: 000D42656E4C6F6D616E6438326136
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B962430486C
                    IE: Unknown: 030101
                    IE: Unknown: 050400010100
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 2F0100
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: 32040C121860
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1ABC181BFFFF000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D1601000400000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 7F080000000000000040
                    IE: Unknown: DD090010180203000C0000
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101800003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

iwconfig
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wlan0     IEEE 802.11g  ESSID:"BenLomand82a6"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.412 GHz  Access Point: F4:5F:F7:40:82:A7   
          Bit Rate=5.5 Mb/s   Tx-Power:32 dBm   
          RTS thr:2347 B   Fragment thr:2346 B   
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:48/100  Signal level:-65 dBm  Noise level:-96 dBm
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

sudo lshw -C network
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  *-network               
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 1
       logical name: wlan0
       serial: 20:aa:4b:7a:c7:da
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+bcmwlhigh5 driverversion=1.59+Cisco Consumer Products LLC ip=192.168.1.4 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
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Re: [NDISWraper] Wifi dies on desktop and requires system reboot to fix.
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2016, 11:00:13 pm »
Is there any particular reason you're using the windows driver (via ndiswrapper) ?

What's the output from:
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lspci -vnn | grep -i net
Have you checked if the router has a setting for changing its channel, and set it to say channel 11 .. the main thing is to make sure it's not set to "auto"

You might also want to set
IPv6 > Method: Ignore
in your wireless profile in neworkmanager
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Re: [NDISWraper] Wifi dies on desktop and requires system reboot to fix.
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2016, 11:30:22 pm »
Haven't called the ISP yet, but will have to for the router password/login (I am not the account holder I had been hoping i could solve the problem locally.)

As for why NDISwrapper, the AE2500 dongle does not have linux drivers, which annoys me for a variety of reasons. I know the best solution is 'get another dongle that is linux compatible, but prior to the router swap it had been working just fine. Now not so much.


Weird. Output for lspci -vnn | grep -i net is just nothing. it's like 'here did thing you wanted back to the prompt with you.'

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andy@Higgs ~ $ lspci -vnn | grep -i net
andy@Higgs ~ $
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Re: [NDISWraper] Wifi dies on desktop and requires system reboot to fix.
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2016, 07:30:03 am »
Didn't realise it was a USB adapter, what's the output from:
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lsusb

Though I think your real problem is either the encryption method or the auto channel selection .. both of which can only be set in the router.
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Re: [NDISWraper] Wifi dies on desktop and requires system reboot to fix.
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2016, 05:51:03 pm »
On a hunch I installed windows on the machine and everything works fine, so I"m guessing it has to do with how ndis translates windows drivers over. Then again using the windows 7 drivers vs windows xp drivers that linux had to use might also be part of it.

I'm gonna go back and mark this as solved since I'm pretty sure either it was the router (couldn't get the password since not the bill holder. Good on the ISP for being specific and demanding credential. or it would work if I got a wifi numb that worked naively.)