Bug 173785 - Need delay between ifup-wireless and checking link status
Need delay between ifup-wireless and checking link status
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2005-11-21 00:27 EST by Anton Solovyev
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:56 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 8.38-1
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Last Closed: 2006-08-07 14:29:57 EDT
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Description Anton Solovyev 2005-11-21 00:27:24 EST
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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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Actual Results:  Wireless interface is not brought up on boot.

Expected Results:  The opposite.

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I suggest letting user to insert a delay in the very end of the ifup-wireless. A variable in ifcfg-ethX would be fine.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2006-08-07 14:29:57 EDT
Current rawhide initscripts has a LINKDELAY parameter which may solve this for you.

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