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    Linksys WRT120N crashes connected to Ubuntu 11.10

    I have a linksys WRT120N router, which is shared between a couple users of different platforms.

    When I use my hp with ubuntu 11.10 installed connected to the wireless the wireless and LAN network goes down, and forces a turn on/off of the router to get connectivity again.

    I suspect the router firmware crashes.

    However the problem doesn't exist if only windows users are on the system.
    I also did the same task on ubuntu 11.10 inside a virtual machine and there was NO lost of connectivity.


    Anyone has any idea what might the problem be and possible solutions?

    thanks

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    Re: Linksys WRT120N crashes connected to Ubuntu 11.10

    Hi,

    please show:

    Code:
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    iwconfig
    sudo iwlist scan
    lsmod
    lsusb
    Router-firmware is up-to-date? MAC-filter allows new clients?

    Why 11.10? Its just beta since today?!

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    Re: Linksys WRT120N crashes connected to Ubuntu 11.10

    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    Produces
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1436]
    Kernel driver in use: r8169
    --
    03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200 [8086:4239] (rev 35)
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200 2x2 AGN [8086:1311]
    Kernel driver in use: iwlagn
    iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn ESSID:"ESBA-NET"
    Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 98:FC:11:C8:38:9A
    Bit Rate=65 Mb/s Tx-Power=15 dBm
    Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality=65/70 Signal level=-45 dBm
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:207 Invalid misc:52 Missed beacon:0
    sudo iwlist scan
    Cell 05 - Address: 98:FC:11:C8:38:9A
    Channel:6
    Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
    Quality=67/70 Signal level=-43 dBm
    Encryption key:off
    ESSID:"ESBA-NET"
    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
    9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
    Mode:Master
    Extra:tsf=00000000005d3d5e
    Extra: Last beacon: 319210ms ago
    IE: Unknown: 0008455342412D4E4554
    IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C121824
    IE: Unknown: 030106
    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
    IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101020003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F 00
    IE: Unknown: 2D1A4C101BFF00000000000000000000000000000000000000 000000
    IE: Unknown: 3D1606001900000000000000000000000000000000000000
    IE: Unknown: DD930050F204104A00011010440001011041000100103B0001 03104700100000000000000001100098FC11C8389A10210013 4C696E6B73797320436F72706F726174696F6E102300075752 543132304E1024000776312E302E30361042000C4A55543030 4C3437393934361054000800060050F2040001101100145769 72656C65737320526F757465722857464129100800020084
    IE: Unknown: DD0900037F01010000FF7F
    IE: Unknown: DD0A00037F04010020000000
    lsmod

    Module Size Used by
    usbhid 47198 0
    hid 95463 1 usbhid
    nls_iso8859_1 12713 1
    nls_cp437 16991 1
    vfat 17585 1
    fat 61475 1 vfat
    bnep 18436 2
    rfcomm 47946 0
    bluetooth 166112 10 bnep,rfcomm
    parport_pc 36962 0
    ppdev 17113 0
    joydev 17693 0
    hp_accel 21880 0
    lis3lv02d 19888 1 hp_accel
    hp_wmi 18092 0
    uvcvideo 72711 0
    videodev 93004 1 uvcvideo
    v4l2_compat_ioctl32 17083 1 videodev
    psmouse 73882 0
    serio_raw 13166 0
    radeon 1015995 0
    i915 566711 8
    ttm 76805 1 radeon
    drm_kms_helper 42558 2 radeon,i915
    drm 236330 6 radeon,ttm,i915,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit 13423 2 radeon,i915
    input_polldev 13896 1 lis3lv02d
    video 19412 1 i915
    sparse_keymap 13890 1 hp_wmi
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi 32040 1
    snd_hda_codec_idt 70553 1
    snd_hda_intel 33390 3
    snd_hda_codec 104802 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep 13668 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm 96755 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi 13324 0
    snd_rawmidi 30547 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
    arc4 12529 2
    snd_seq 61896 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer 29991 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 14540 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    mei 41480 0
    iwlagn 314213 0
    snd 68266 16 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel ,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_s eq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    mac80211 310872 1 iwlagn
    cfg80211 199587 2 iwlagn,mac80211
    soundcore 12680 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 18529 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    intel_ips 18089 0
    wmi 19256 1 hp_wmi
    binfmt_misc 17540 1
    lp 17799 0
    parport 46562 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    usb_storage 57901 3
    uas 18027 0
    ahci 26002 0
    libahci 26861 1 ahci
    r8169 52788 0
    lsusb
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0020 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
    Bus 002 Device 003: ID 058f:6366 Alcor Micro Corp. Multi Flash Reader
    Bus 002 Device 004: ID 10f1:1a25 Importek
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 045e:0745 Microsoft Corp. Nano Transceiver v1.0 for Bluetooth
    Bus 001 Device 004: ID 03f0:231d Hewlett-Packard
    lspci (for NICs)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
    03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6200 (rev 35)
    I updated the firmware for the router but no difference.

    Ubuntu 11.10 was hoping for better support for hybrid-graphics which kept me out from using linux as primary for a while

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    Re: Linksys WRT120N crashes connected to Ubuntu 11.10

    I changed the wireless from N-only to BG mixed and I haven't seen the problem yet.

    Any ideas about the cause of the problem. As to why the N network would create problems but not the BG?

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    Re: Linksys WRT120N crashes connected to Ubuntu 11.10

    Maybe Intel still deactivates N-mode per default. Try

    Code:
    echo "options iwlagn 11n_disable=0" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/iwlagn.conf
    sudo modprobe -rf iwlagn
    sudo modprobe -v iwlagn
    sudo service network-manager restart

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    Re: Linksys WRT120N crashes connected to Ubuntu 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by praseodym View Post
    Maybe Intel still deactivates N-mode per default. Try

    Code:
    echo "options iwlagn 11n_disable=0" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/iwlagn.conf
    sudo modprobe -rf iwlagn
    sudo modprobe -v iwlagn
    sudo service network-manager restart
    Interesting enough, I have exactly the same problem using exactly the same wireless card. My router is different though, it is a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND with DD-WRT firmware.

    The solution for me is the opposite of the suggestion above. I have to turn off the 11n in the card (use "options iwlagn 11n_disable=1" above). By doing this my laptop connects using 11g and there isn't any problem. I can then configure the router with "Mixed N/G" mode and allow the other clients to connect with n speed.

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    Re: Linksys WRT120N crashes connected to Ubuntu 11.10

    Used Fedora 15 some time and had the same behavior with dd-wrt on tp-link 1043nd and intel n6200. They fixed it after some time with this kernel patch:

    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=708747

    Now going back to Ubuntu 11.10 i have the same problem again.

    mapero

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    Re: Linksys WRT120N crashes connected to Ubuntu 11.10

    Same problem here under 11.10 - 64 bits final release, with Cisco Linksys WRT120N. I experienced this issue with Fedora 15 - Gnome 3. Anybody successfully used the solution quoted here?

    Quote Originally Posted by praseodym View Post
    Code:
    echo "options iwlagn 11n_disable=0" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/iwlagn.conf
    sudo modprobe -rf iwlagn
    sudo modprobe -v iwlagn
    sudo service network-manager restart
    UPDATE: it didn't work for me.
    Last edited by dernier_recours; October 13th, 2011 at 04:56 PM. Reason: update

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    Re: Linksys WRT120N crashes connected to Ubuntu 11.10

    pjssilva's solution worked for me.

    Quote Originally Posted by pjssilva View Post
    Interesting enough, I have exactly the same problem using exactly the same wireless card. My router is different though, it is a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND with DD-WRT firmware.

    The solution for me is the opposite of the suggestion above. I have to turn off the 11n in the card (use "options iwlagn 11n_disable=1" above). By doing this my laptop connects using 11g and there isn't any problem. I can then configure the router with "Mixed N/G" mode and allow the other clients to connect with n speed.

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    Re: Linksys WRT120N crashes connected to Ubuntu 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by pjssilva View Post
    Interesting enough, I have exactly the same problem using exactly the same wireless card. My router is different though, it is a TP-Link TL-WR1043ND with DD-WRT firmware.

    The solution for me is the opposite of the suggestion above. I have to turn off the 11n in the card (use "options iwlagn 11n_disable=1" above). By doing this my laptop connects using 11g and there isn't any problem. I can then configure the router with "Mixed N/G" mode and allow the other clients to connect with n speed.
    Thanks, this also worked for me.

    Could you please expound on what you mean by 'I can then configure the router with "Mixed N/G" mode and allow the other clients to connect with n speed'.

    I am wondering if the commands above disabled N mode in the router, not just on my computer. BTW, I have the same router as the OP.

    Thanks

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