Bug 465648 - Network manager disconnects when wireless network is idle
Network manager disconnects when wireless network is idle
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-10-05 01:10 EDT by Cameron Cross
Modified: 2014-06-16 10:33 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 12:55:22 EDT
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/var/log/messages from around the time of the disconect and reconect (16.86 KB, text/plain)
2008-10-31 23:58 EDT, Cameron Cross
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Description Cameron Cross 2008-10-05 01:10:23 EDT
Description of problem:
Network manager disconnects when wireless network is idle

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Everytime (for me a least)

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Connect to wireless, leave idle for a bit
2.Disconnects and fails to reconnect even if you move closer,it just spins that animation for a bit and fails asking for the passphrase.
3.can be restarted buy using '/etc/init.d/NetworkManager restart' but it repeats
Actual results:
disconnects and fails to reconnect

Expected results:
stays connected.

Additional info:
The network im using is a wpa encrypted,  mac filtered access point. I have had a similar problem with a wep access point. email me if you need more info - cameroncros@gmail.com.

I don't want to sound whinny but this keeps happening every time a set of updates it install.
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2008-10-19 22:44:26 EDT
Could you attach some logs from /var/log/messages showing what NM is doing around the dropouts?  Usually it's that the supplicant simply cannot reconnect within about 30 seconds and after that NM terminates the connection.
Comment 2 Cameron Cross 2008-10-31 23:58:16 EDT
Created attachment 322159 [details]
/var/log/messages from  around the time of the disconect and reconect

Here is the var messages log from the time it was connected to the time it disconnected. Hope it helps.
Comment 3 Dan Williams 2009-02-14 15:07:54 EST
Does this get better with a recent kernel?  Like ?  This issue is highly driver dependent and updates can certainly help.
Comment 4 Anne 2009-02-18 09:35:29 EST
I was also seeing this problem.  I believe that recent updates have cured it.  I've seen no unexplained dropout for the last few days.
Comment 5 Jessica Sterling 2009-03-06 16:56:19 EST
This bug has been triaged

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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:53:36 EDT
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Comment 7 Anne 2009-06-10 04:59:35 EDT
In F10 disconnects are less frequent, but they do still happen, and often it is impossible to reconnect.  I would like the version to be changed so that this bug investigation can be continued
Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 12:55:22 EDT
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