Subject: Re: Problems with ath(4)
To: Ed Gould <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/22/2005 21:21:43
Ed Gould <> writes:
> Under a recent -current (3.99.7, built 3 August from then-latest 
> sources) I started seeing failures where ath0 would disconnect when 
> idle for a long time (e.g., over night).

Same here. Setting it pinging some host stops the problem, presumably
by keeping the card from ever being idle.

Out of curiosity, are you using WEP?

> Only a reboot would recover it.

I find that changing the card mode (11a, 11b, etc.) a couple of times
with ifconfig seems to get it back.