Subject: Re: wi0 + wep network problems
To: None <>
From: David Young <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/26/2006 15:06:14
On Sun, Feb 26, 2006 at 03:40:48PM -0500, Jeff Ito wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.

Please send contents of /var/run/dmesg.boot.  Also, send output from
ifconfig -v wi0, both before and after the interface locks up.

> 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.

Me, too.  I understand a little bit about how that happens.


David Young             OJC Technologies      Urbana, IL * (217) 278-3933