[arm-allstar] WIFI Issues
w0anm73 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 10 11:41:00 EST 2014
BTW, I am using the Berklin F4U022 seven port powered hub.
On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 10:38 AM, Christopher Kovacs <w0anm73 at gmail.com>
> Hi Ron,
> I've run some tests here trying to duplicate your issues. I am using a
> powered Berklin hub.
> I tested both DHCP and static addressing. I have killed the wifi access
> point and then restarted, and all times wifi connection recovers.
> I also, removed the N10 and waited, 30 secs and then re-connnected the usb
> device. The system saw the device and the led indicator was lit, however,
> IP addresses where not assigned meaning that the network device as UP, but
> no IP/Netmask defined. I had to manually restart the network which will
> trigger a dhcp query:
> netctl restart <profile>
> I did the same test with static addressing (remove/re-installed usb
> device), it saw the device, but device showed down and I had to restart the
> In both cases, I would expect this behavior.
> I also changed the dhcp lease times to every hour, and had not issues.
> I assume that you don't have a keyboard/display on that system so I can
> query the system for information during this state.
> Chris w0anm
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2014 at 8:00 AM, Ron Wenig <rwenig at verizon.net> wrote:
>> I just tried the N10 on my Windows PC. In the configuration for the
>> adapter I turned off allowing Windows to turn off the adapter if it's not
>> in use. Also, it went dead with a message that there wasn't enough power
>> for the USB hub so I connected power to the Belkin hub. So far it's
>> working ok. I did have the power connected to the hub when it was on the
>> BBB. Also, I forgot to mention my home router is a Verizon Actiontech,
>> M1424WR with other wireless devices running ok.
>> Ron NY3J
>> On 11/10/2014 8:16 AM, Ron Wenig wrote:
>>> Hi Everyone,
>>> I wanted to update my experience with using WIFI with the BBB, version
>>> 1.2.1 and document my problems. I'm using the ASUS N10 wireless FOB. The
>>> USB hub is a Belkin F4U040 powered 4 port hub. I configured the N10 to use
>>> DHCP because I plan to take this on the road for demonstration purposes.
>>> When I boot the BBB the N10 starts working and it tells me what my IP
>>> address is. The data light starts blinking and the node is operating.
>>> After about 1/2 hour I loose the network connection and the data light on
>>> the N10 goes out. The IP address is the local host 127.0.0.1. If I
>>> shutdown and reboot the BBB it still tells me it is 127.0.0.1 and the data
>>> light is out. To get it working again I have to shutdown and change the
>>> port on the hub that the N10 is plugged into. Then it boots up and works
>>> fine with the proper IP address for another 1/2 hour. If I connect the N10
>>> directly into the BBB without the URIx and node radio connected there are
>>> no problems.
>>> The first thing that comes to mind is to try another hub but I don't
>>> have any problems with the URIx when it is connected to the hub. I know
>>> there are several people using WIFI without any problems. I was wondering
>>> if anyone else is experiencing the problems I am seeing.
>>> 73, Ron NY3J
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