Tell to reconnect if can't ping GW

Curtis Larsen curtlarsen
Fri Apr 22 23:02:27 PDT 2011

On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 3:32 AM, Mohammed Shafi <shafi.ath9k at> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 3:02 PM, Mohammed Shafi <shafi.ath9k at> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 11:39 AM, Curtis Larsen <curtlarsen at> wrote:
>>> My Atheros AR9280 somewhat frequently stops sending traffic but the
>>> wireless controller, and my client both seem to think I am connected.
>>> This is evident by doing a "iwconfig", or "iw dev wlan2 link" on the
>>> client. ?I usually end-up typing "wa_cli re-associate to make things
>>> resume. ?Is there an automated way to make wpa_action re-associate
>>> when my client stops getting ping replies to his default gateway?
>> may be some problem in the driver?

Yes, I suppose it could be a problem with the driver or a problem with
the AP (Cisco 1142).  I think I will be more successful at coming up
with a good work-around than identifying the source of the problem in
this case since no information seems to be available when it occurs
from either the client or the AP in debug mode.

It seems it would not be to difficult though to add something to that triggers an automatic re-associate if it can't ping
the default gateway.  Does anyone know how to do add an automatic
script like this?  Or does anyone have another approach to keep the
connectivity going in this circumstance?



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