Debian :: Intermittent Network Failure On Laptop

Oct 12, 2010

I'm having intermittent network failure on my laptop but I can't figure out why. I have a cable modem and a 10Mb/s (bits) connection (at least that's what I'm paying for). The modem is connected to a wireless router, to which my laptop connects wirelessly. Quite often my speed drops considerably-- sometimes as low as a few hundred bytes per second. Other times it fails completely. This will happen with just about any server you can imagine, including the Debian FTP mirrors in the US.

- When I do file transfers over the local network from my laptop to my desktop, they go pretty fast, around 2 MB/s. I believe my wireless card (Intel 3495) maxes out at 3 MB/s (bytes), so that seems reasonable.
- When I download a file from the outside network, it usually goes pretty fast too, around 1 MB/s, which is close to my limit.

So why is it that the connection between the laptop and the external network is so slow? I've tried power cycling, but it doesn't really help. I can't think of anything else to try.

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This occurs randomly and is very frustrating. We cannot duplicate it and when it does occur, it will happen once, then work fine. I've been checking forums and help files all over, but find nothing similar. The only stuff I find is if it's a new install and the permissions haven't been set correctly. Even a confirmation that someone else has seen this before.

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If I then do a Ctrl/Alt/Del, the system reboots, but usually fails again. Powering off and on, sometimes more than once, is the only way to eventually get a clean boot. The drive causing the problem is fairly new and all the diagnostic checks seem to indicate that it's healthy, so I'm not sure what causes the problem.

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dmesg reported:

[ 3663.672098] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Failed to get channel info for channel 3 [1]
[ 3664.101085] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Failed to get channel info for channel 3 [1]
[ 3664.529050] iwl3945 0000:03:00.0: Failed to get channel info for channel 3 [1]

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I am configured for DHCP

device is 'inactive' under network device control after reboot

click 'activate', sometimes I can surf, others not.

When I can't get online, sometimes deactivating and reactivating works.

edited connection to 'activate device when computer starts'

eth0 still fails at start-up, and device is inactive.

I am supposed to use FC2 for my schoolwork

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I have the code working beautifully on my desktop box. but when I test it on this other box (the one running server edition) there is a HUGE DELAY every time it tries and fails to send a transaction to the database when the network is down.

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[ 0.203992] pnp 00:0d: [io 0x00a2-0x00bf]
[ 0.203992] pnp 00:0d: [io 0x00b1]
[ 0.203992] pnp 00:0d: [io 0x00e0-0x00ef]
[ 0.203992] pnp 00:0d: [io 0x04d0-0x04d1]
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[ 0.203992] pnp 00:0d: [io 0x04d6]

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