Subject: wi0 + wep network problems
To: None <>
From: Jeff Ito <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/26/2006 15:40:48

I have a laptop with a D-Link (DWL-650) wireless card.  This card has
been working flawlessly for quite some time.  Recently I have decided
to enable WEP (128-bit), and now my connection routinely halts and I
need to run '/etc/rc.d/network restart' before I am able to make any
connections again.

I am running very recent current
NetBSD 3.99.15 #0: Sun Feb 26 07:05:53 EST 2006 
however, before upgrading (reinstalling) this laptop, it was 3.99.6 
and I was experiencing the same problems.

I have no good idea on where to begin troubleshooting this.

I notice this most often when I run things like firefox (connecting to
i.e. or ssh to a remote host and run (i.e. ./ where
"a lot" of data is being received.  A simple ssh and doing routine
things like mutt, lynx has not yet triggered this.

After the "halt" ifconfig/wiconfig still show an accurate wep key.

Any ideas?


P.S. I noticed (and confirmed on another wired host to make sure they
were not related) that ipv6 interfaces (or routes, or *something*)
do not come up correctly after a /etc/rc.d/network restart.  After a
restart I cannot communicate at all over ipv6 until a reboot.
I have not spent a lot of time tracking this down yet since it is not 
my most pressing issue.