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Bazza
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Why oh why oh why... Reply with quote

Hi goons...

Apologies for typos I am using my netbook.

The story so far...

Well my notebook has developed a fault with the wireless card
and I can`t be arsed to find out what is wrong with it, as it is at
least 4 years old now.

It was connected to the works network for quite a while during
the working day but when the failure occured a couple of weeks
ago I decided to use this netbook running PCLinuxOS 2009.

Well LAST Monday I went through the setup and it all worked fine.
And it logged in Tuesday, Wendesday and Thursady all fine.

Come last Friday it would not get into the system.

The Modem/Router was there and was talking to my netbook
but no network... WHAT?!?

No amount of coaxing would get me into the network so
after hours of messing about I got very pissed off and
abandoned it.

Today Monday 13th September 2010 and I`m up and running
as though nothing has happened.

WTF! Any ideas?
I haven`t got any...

So here I am writing this story to you and uploading via the works
network,(shrugs).
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I've seen this sort of behaviour, it was usually caused by the modem/router, power cycling that generally got things working again.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had issues with my wifi that way. I reset the router and all was fine. Maybe it was as simple as that.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nelz et al...

Did the power down routine twice, that was why I wrote...
"no amount of coaxing"... :o(

I really have no idea why and not much gets past me... :o/

BTW it is on the "Other OS" forum as the network is Windows
based... :'(
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Common one with wifi cards is that the Firmware sometimes needs a cold boot to reload it.
Especially infuriating on a dual boot machine.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi wyliecoyoteuk...

If you mean a total power down of the netbook, including
battery removal for at least 3 minutes, then this was one
of my first tests... :o(

Nothing worked...

All of the other wireless connected Windows machines
were working however... :o/
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of non hardware possibilites:-

You picked up a connection from another wireless router, not your own. If this was the case you might or might not get an IP address, and if you did you might still be unable to do anything. If you've now got connected to your own router then the problem would disappear.

You had a duplicate IP address that's being used by something else on your network, this could cause all sorts of odd things to happen. If that other box is now down or has obtained another address then your problem would disappear.

You'll probably never know what was wrong, unless it happens again Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bazza wrote:
Did the power down routine twice, that was why I wrote...
"no amount of coaxing"... Surprised(


I hadn't realised this referred to powercycling the router, I thought it meant you wrapped plenty of shielded cable around it Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi nelz...

> I hadn't realised this referred to powercycling the router,
> I thought it meant you wrapped plenty of shielded cable
> around it :P

Hmmm, I guess I should have expected that from you... ;o]

But, I don`t think there is such a word as "coaxing" WRT
electrical cable. :P
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is now Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And I thought it was what two lumberjacks do when cutting down a tree together. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Rhakios...

> And I thought it was what two lumberjacks do when
> cutting down a tree together. ;)

Just for those who don`t get it...

co-axing...

GROAN!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really, Bazza, I think most of the users of this forum would have got it...
You shouldn't let 1sf (troll) drag your estimation of the intelligence of others so low.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bazza did state "for those who don't get it", which certainly applies to 1sf (troll).
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