Breaking Wifi on long downloads

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Zavulon
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Breaking Wifi on long downloads

Postby Zavulon » Wed Feb 13, 2013 4:12 pm

Hello,

when I'm downloading big files, my wifi get's interupted and the connection drops. I then have to switch off/on the wifi to be able to get a connection again. This is very anoying!

I have a Dell XPS 17 (Jan 2012) and following is output from mintwifi:

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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
  -- Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1000
      ==> PCI ID = 8086:0083
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
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* III. querying iwconfig...
eth0      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"WL-Home/AP-Boven" 
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.467 GHz  Access Point: 00:18:E7:E2:EF:C2   
          Bit Rate=39 Mb/s   Tx-Power=14 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=43/70  Signal level=-67 dBm 
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:19126  Invalid misc:202   Missed beacon:0

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 84:8f:69:bd:5b:be 
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:12388 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:12388 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:11690700 (11.6 MB)  TX bytes:11690700 (11.6 MB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 74:e5:0b:75:96:1e 
          inet addr:192.168.2.198  Bcast:192.168.2.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::76e5:bff:fe75:961e/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:228353 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:115519 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:345000391 (345.0 MB)  TX bytes:10053066 (10.0 MB)

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* V. querying DHCP...
Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8)
utility, e.g. service smbd reload

Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an
Upstart job, you may also use the reload(8) utility, e.g. reload smbd
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
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* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server:      192.168.2.101
Address:   192.168.2.101#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.136.113
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.136.138
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.136.101
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.136.139
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.136.102
Name:   google.com
Address: 74.125.136.100


I really hope somebody can help me!

Thanks

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Re: Breaking Wifi on long downloads

Postby jungle_boy » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:01 am

Ii seems power management problem, hibernation or much downtime can turn off the wireless, look at this.
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Re: Breaking Wifi on long downloads

Postby Zavulon » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:44 am

Disabling power management seemed to solve the problem.

But I was wondering, I only found to disable power management on wifi, but can you tune power management instead?

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Re: Breaking Wifi on long downloads

Postby jungle_boy » Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:04 pm

I think Yes, look for power management on your netbook, now I'm using PC that does not have this option.
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