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Hello, I've got wireless working with ndiswrapper and a Trendnet 423PI, but after a certain amount of time (usually about a few hours), the connection cuts out and the only ...
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    WPA Supplicant issues


    Hello,

    I've got wireless working with ndiswrapper and a Trendnet 423PI, but after a certain amount of time (usually about a few hours), the connection cuts out and the only way I'm able to reconnect that I've found is by rebooting. I've tried using wpa_supplicant -D wext -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf, with all the right entries in the config file, and I've tried doing /etc/rc.d/network restart (I'm on Arch Linux), but to no avail. From what I've seen, it has an authentication problem, but I'm not exactly sure what's causing it. Could anyone shed some light on the subject?

    Thanks!
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    have you tried -D ndiswrapper instead of -D wext? Other than that, I have no idea what could be causing it.
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    Yes, I have, and that locks up my system.
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    Update: An interesting thing happens after it cuts out: if I try to use ifconfig, it locks up, and doesn't even respond to Ctrl-C.
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    Update: It seems that my uptime isn't the factor here; it's the amount I download. I'd go over 2-3 days without wireless dying, but yesterday I rebooted and started downloading a 3.5G iso and it died after 900MB. I rebooted again and it got through 700. Perhaps that information is relevant?
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