Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 477086
RTL8187B wireless chipset fails to hold a connection for more than 5 to 10 minutes
Last modified: 2009-01-14 04:09:13 EST
Description of problem:
An Encore ENUWI-G2 wireless USB adapter, which contains the Realtek RTL8187B chipset, fails to hold a connection for more than about 5 to 10 minutes. NetworkManager still recognizes it as connected, but no packets appear to go through.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in adapter, connect with NetworkManager
2. Connect to a network, start utilizing
Dies after about 7 to 10 minutes.
Connection stays active.
Can you re-check this with the latest kernel?
I'm using 126.96.36.199-159.fc10.i686 and getting slightly different results.
Now the connection stays up, and associated, but no packets can go through at all.
Even if I reconnect, it's still dead as a dodo.
If it's the same for you on the latest kernel I'll upload logs etc.
[root@cobwebs ~]# lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0bda:8197 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8187B Wireless Adapter
[root@cobwebs ~]# uname -a
Linux cobwebs.darkglobe.int 188.8.131.52-159.fc10.i686 #1 SMP Tue Dec 16 15:12:04 EST 2008 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Strangely it seems to have no problem associating with the wireless network, still thinks its connected, and gets an IP address... but I can't even ping the default gateway or any other ip address on the network.
I *can* ping its external ip address on wlan0
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Just one more user facing the same issue.
Actually, 184.108.40.206-159.fc10.i686 seems to be working perfectly fine for me.
Connection sharing with this adapter now seems to work according to NetworkManager, however a kerneloops.org message box pops up after I do it. This only happened the first time, though.
Will actually test connection sharing tomorrow when I have access to another wireless machine.
Glad to hear it. If it ends up working for you best close this bug, and I'll raise a new one.