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SolusUmbra

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar 2019, 09:53    Post subject:  Wireless not staying connected  

Dpup Stretch 32bit
The other day I finally got a new router, I went to connect my Dpup to it and it connected just fine, but every few mins it disconnects then auto connects again. I never had this trouble with the old router and none of my other systems having any problems. Any ideas?

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Semme


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar 2019, 11:38    Post subject:    

Withdrawn.
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SolusUmbra

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar 2019, 12:11    Post subject:  

I'm not sure where the download is at... On the first page is says Project withdrawn
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar 2019, 12:17    Post subject:  

Withdrawn.
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bigpup


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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar 2019, 12:47    Post subject:  

Something else to check.

Routers can transmit on different channels.
If there is something in your area transmitting on the same channel as your router, that can cause connection issues.

This explains it. (note: the programs shown for checking stuff are not Linux)
https://www.metageek.com/training/resources/why-channels-1-6-11.html

If your router is a high priced one, not the very cheap ones.
The channel auto setting will work, because they check for best signal and use it.
The cheap ones just do an initial channel setup.
Good idea to see what the router setup is set at.

Your wifi router should have a setup you can access to change the channel being used.
I know Shocked , read the manual for the router.
It should tell you how to access the setup.



Note:
In Puppy Linux you can do this:
One possible reason for poor network performance is signal congestion. When many routers in your area are configured to operate at the same channel they can interfere with each other. You can quickly figure out how many routers are operating at each channel by opening a terminal and typing in this command:

Code:
iwlist wlan0 scan | grep \(Channel | sort -k 1


If you don't know what channel you're using just type this command:

Code:
iwlist wlan0 channel


This gives a list of channels your wifi adapter supports followed with the channel you're currently using.

In some cases the driver's power management can be an issue. You can try disabling it by adding the following line to /etc/rc.d/rc.local:

Code:
iwconfig wlan0 power off


nb: if you want to know which nameserver your router is using most routers have this info at the status page of their config panel

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar 2019, 12:58    Post subject:  

Satisfy your posting fix or die, huh? Rolling Eyes God forbid you exercise a little patience before the OP responds..
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar 2019, 13:20    Post subject:  

Thank you for the kind words!!
Sorry you do not see the need to provide useful information.

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar 2019, 13:25    Post subject:  

just as an experiment, I started and connected my other linux computer that has the same set up program for program. And it isn't having any problems.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar 2019, 13:29    Post subject:  

Your turn Semme!
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar 2019, 14:13    Post subject:  

My wireless routers are always set up similar to what @bigpup is suggesting.

I scan the local wireless environment to see which channels are most congested and manually set my router to use one of the least used channels. I also set my wireless mode to "B/G mixed only".

Try this from console:
Code:
iwlist wlan0 s | grep Channel:


YMMV ..

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar 2019, 14:22    Post subject:  

SolusUmbra wrote:
just as an experiment, I started and connected my other linux computer that has the same set up program for program. And it isn't having any problems.

OK.
Are the two computers using the same wifi adapter?

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar 2019, 14:37    Post subject:  

no, the one with the problem is a laptop so its internal the other is a desktop with an external.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar 2019, 15:51    Post subject:  

It seems like as long as I'm using it I don't get disconnected, but If I just let it sit there it starts doing it again.
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar 2019, 16:27    Post subject:  

Look for an option called "lease time" in the router settings and increase that.
Mine is set at 24hrs.

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar 2019, 18:21    Post subject:  

If it was the lease time I think it would affect all the computers
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