Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 173785
Need delay between ifup-wireless and checking link status
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:56:55 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have ipw2200 wireless card in a laptop. It takes some (though fairly short) time for the card to connect to the network when WEP is enabled.
The ifup script is written in such a way that it checks link status right after ifup-wireless is executed. In my case there is not enough time for the card to connect and the link status check that immediately follows in the code fails (on boot).
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Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: Wireless interface is not brought up on boot.
Expected Results: The opposite.
I suggest letting user to insert a delay in the very end of the ifup-wireless. A variable in ifcfg-ethX would be fine.
Current rawhide initscripts has a LINKDELAY parameter which may solve this for you.