Bug 730459 - NetworkManager disconnects wireless occasionally, refuses to bring wireless up after disconnect.
Summary: NetworkManager disconnects wireless occasionally, refuses to bring wireless u...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager
Version: 15
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dan Williams
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-08-13 07:42 UTC by E Järvinen
Modified: 2012-08-07 16:03 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2012-08-07 16:03:39 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Contents of /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-systemwide (302 bytes, text/plain)
2011-08-13 07:43 UTC, E Järvinen
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Description E Järvinen 2011-08-13 07:42:11 UTC
Description of problem:

Wireless disconnects intermittently, after an hour or so.

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

NetworkManager.i686 1:0.8.9997-6.git20110721.fc15

How reproducible:

Just leave the computer on for a longer time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start computer, NM starts up and brings up wireless
2. Wait
Actual results:

Intermittent disconnects

Expected results:

No disconnects.

Additional info:

When trying to bring up the wireless manually from the terminal, this is what happens:

[root@simone ~]# ifup systemwide
Active connection state: activating
Active connection path: /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/0

** (process:3679): WARNING **: _nm_object_get_property: Error getting 'State' for /org/freedesktop/NetworkManager/ActiveConnection/0: (19) Method "Get" with signature "ss" on interface "org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" doesn't exist

state: unknown
Error: Connection activation failed.

Wireless is brought up in startup scripts (in rc.local, by a simple "ifup systemwide")  ifcfg-systemwide attached.

Downgrading NetworkManager, NetworkManager-glib and NetworkManager-gnome to 1:0.8.999-2.git20110509.fc15 seems to help.  If you need additional info, just ask.

Comment 1 E Järvinen 2011-08-13 07:43:27 UTC
Created attachment 518138 [details]
Contents of /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-systemwide

Comment 2 Dave Johnson 2012-01-23 01:25:04 UTC
I've been cursing at my Fedora installation for about a year because of this bug.  It isn't uncommon, I've talked to a few people who've been doing the same thing.  I hate to be the one who says, "but it works in ubuntu," but I switched to UbStudio for a while just to get away from this.

I put F16 _64 back on the machine today in hopes of not having the failure of a wifi connection bug again, but it looks like it's still very much in full force.  

I can't seem to like anything else as much as I do Fedora, so I'm going to just put up with it.  Anything I can do to help will be provided.

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