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6899 No. 6899 ID: 5b9651
Working on getting my other laptop up to speed for daily use and the WiFi is driving me nuts.

Its running Ubuntu, which I can normally make do about anything, but this is a fucking mystery.

Last time I booted this thing, WiFi worked just fine.

So I start Wicd and connect to my access point. It authenticates fine and gets an IP. Then the internet works for about fifteen seconds. If I go to www.google.com say, it will start to load the page and about halfway through the connection will drop and I'll get a "could not connect to server" error.

If I ping my router at 192.168.1.1 right after connecting, it will ping fine for about 7 pings at ~40ms each, then go Destination Host Unreachable. Wicd however, still shows the AP as properly connected with no errors.

I've fixed plenty of issues where you couldn't connect to WiFi at all, but I've legit never seen one where the WiFi loses connection after a set time. The only thing that seems to change is that the AP signal strength will be 100% when I connect (laptop is right beside the AP) and after it drops the strength will be in the 60-70 range.

Wifi card going bad maybe? Never seen anything like this.

Or do I have a pic related in there somewhere?
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>> No. 6900 ID: f93a81
OK, you're smart Acid: I'm going to ask these questions just as they come to mind-

Have you timed it exactly? Does it vary each time or is it /exactly/ fifteen seconds in when it drops?

How close are you to your access point physically? Matter of inches? Across the house?

After destination becomes unreachable, do you lose your IP address?

If you keep your IP address, can you connect to your router or gateway (after your destination unreachable thing crap happens)?

Have you done a full system upgrade since [the last time WiFi worked] or changed any of the package configurations since the last time it worked?
>> No. 6901 ID: 5b9651
>Have you timed it exactly? Does it vary each time or is it /exactly/ fifteen seconds in when it drops?

Not with a watch, but the timing feels VERY consistent.

>How close are you to your access point physically? Matter of inches? Across the house?

About two feet.

>After destination becomes unreachable, do you lose your IP address?

Nope, still got it accoding to Wicd. ifconfig shows a good connection on eth1 also.

>If you keep your IP address, can you connect to your router or gateway (after your destination unreachable thing crap happens)?

Nope.

>Have you done a full system upgrade since [the last time WiFi worked] or changed any of the package configurations since the last time it worked?

Negative.
>> No. 6902 ID: e61dcc
Two feet, huh? Try backing up. Increase the distance to say, four to six feet, six+ (read: ten) to be safe.

Also encryption. Have you tried disabling it on the network? Same results?
>> No. 6903 ID: 5b9651
>>6902

Its at two feet right now. When I first started monkeying with it over this it was maybe 18-20 feet.

I also tried disabling WPAPSK earlier and connecting to the open network, same shit. Connects just fine, goes plop a few seconds later.
>> No. 6904 ID: 5d32e7
I have every confidence in you Acid Man. That said if you want me to keep giving suggestions I guess I will.
>> No. 6905 ID: cbf3af
>>6904

By all means. I fucked with this thing for four hours. Most stubborn damned WiFi hangup I've ever had. Advice is quite welcome.
>> No. 6907 ID: 8f9280
>>6905
how olds the hardware?
>> No. 6908 ID: cbf3af
>>6907

Its a refurb laptop. Originally from 2009 but rebuilt by some company online. I got it early last year.
>> No. 6909 ID: 39d4a6
>>6908
Do you have a USB wireless adapter to test?

>>6899
>If I ping my router at 192.168.1.1

Maybe try changing it to the 10.X.X.X address space? You never know.
>> No. 6913 ID: d4df2e
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6913
Gonna second testing this with another wireless device. Get a cheap ass USB wireless adapter and try that. This will help determine if your crap is crap.

If it works, then your WiFi chipset is probably at EOL. Good thing is that you can pretty easily replace it in some laptops. Anyways, if you cannot connect to your home base, then try with some other WAP. If it still doesn't work, then something is wrong with your comp/OS and we can go from there. If it does work, then it's probably the router and we can check that out.

Which wireless chipset are you working with on your comp?

Also...
>using Ubuntu
Enjoy your Amazon spyware.
>> No. 6914 ID: 8f9280
>>6913
>derail into distro pissing match

oh god yes go get some #!
>> No. 6920 ID: 06a0fb
>>6914
#! best distro, all years.
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