[Mageia-discuss] Distress signal for resolving issue with Drakxnet tools

andre999 andre999mga at laposte.net
Wed Oct 12 12:34:50 CEST 2011

Thomas Lottmann a écrit :
>     On 12/10/11 09:16, Thomas Lottmann wrote:
>         Hello,
>         I send an ultimate distress signal about this :
>         https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2712
>         Once again I am having this bug that can occur on any WPA
>         hotspot my
>         laptops can connect to. But now, I cannot work in
>         my development environment for more than one day because he
>         refuses
>         connect me to the hotspot I need to connect to.
>         Since I got no answer since I opened the bug, as asked
>         previously in
>         this ML, I now cry for help about this. This seriously affects
>         the work
>         I have to complete everyday (I know I have the printer thing
>         as well to
>         answer and solve) and I just cannot do anything about this
>         except really
>         endangering my laptop currently, in the absence of progress
>         concerning
>         this extremely annoying bug.
>         Tell me what I should do, I shall answer you very quickly and
>         give the
>         answers I am able to fetch if you tell me what is precisely
>         needed.
>         Thank you very much by advance.
>         Thomas aka Skiper.
> 2011/10/12 Robert Wood <robert.wood at apostrophe.co.uk 
> <mailto:robert.wood at apostrophe.co.uk>>
>     Is it a DCHP issue? If you use a fixed IP address does the problem
>     go away? I used to have real issues with Mandriva a few years ago
>     until I changed the DHCP client in the network setup. Might be
>     worth a try - might be talking ********!
> Nope, still would not work. And still, it has been working fine for 
> one week before he did me this again without needing a fixed IP.
> Note that I can connect to other wireless hotspots, opened or close, 
> but not the only one I need to. And my ids are supposed to be all 
> good. And it is the only hotspot where he mixes up config files, 
> sometimes telling me it is open while there is an Enteprise WPA2 key.
> He also keeps my ids instead of deleting them even if I delete the 
> wireless connection to create it again.

I use drakx-net as well, but it seems different hardware.
I don't know if this will help any, but when I download DVDs using a 
wireless hotspot, moving my portable only 20 cm can make a big 
difference in whether I get a reliable connexion, and even 10 cm can 
make a big difference in download speed.  The orientaion of my portable 
makes a difference as well.
(I use aria2 which gives me feedback once a minute.)
The strength of the signals vary on different days as well.

In the past (under mdv) I've noticed that in the presence of several 
signals, with an unwanted stronger than a wanted signal, it can 
sometimes be difficult to make the wanted connexion.

So maybe you can try moving/ re-orienting your computer to get a better 
BTW, are you monitoring the signals when you connect ?  That could help 
orient the computer.


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