[driverloader] Lost Connection Netgear WG311T

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Mon Feb 21 11:42:36 EST 2005


do you have an error message in the output of the 'dmesg' command in a 
root shell just after you experience the problem?

Please try with different Windows XP driver to see if there is a 
difference. You could also try to upgrade the firmware of the access point.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Pierre wrote:
> Hi,
> First, what a pleasant surprise it was coming across DriverLoader. All 
> Linux should be like that.
> Anyway, DriverLoader installed a Netgear WG311T PCI wireless card for me 
> just fine. After weeks of mucking about, I actually had it communicating 
> with the access point.
> Initially everything seems to work fine. I can effectively communicate 
> across the network.
> When I look in on the access point, I can see the card on Linux Box, its 
> IP addr, Device Name and MAC address
> But, when I initiate netwoprk traffic like copying a file of a few 
> megabytes, say from an XP PC to the Linux PC (running SAMBA), it will 
> copy maybe 1 or 2 Meg and then fail with a response "Cannot copy file, 
> network name no longer available". Checking the Linux PC at this point 
> shows that the network connection has disconnected itself.
> Back in the Access Point monitoring program, only the MAC address 
> remains for the connection.
> The only way to bring it back to full performance seems to be the Linux 
> PC. Attempts to start the connection again in any other way fail.
> Since I am relatively new to this (we have one Linux PC among 5 WinXP 
> machines), I'd really appreciate any help you can give.
> Thanks
> Pierre
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