Casey Bralla on 10 Jul 2011 09:29:24 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] dhclient+ wicd + wl +Dell Inspiron mini 10v == occasional sticking?

I sympathise with your troubles.   Wireless has gotten much better, but still 
is occasionally poor in Linux.   And I have also foudnt hat WiCD works better 
than network manager.

Unfortunately, I don't know how to do what you want, unless you write a script 
that tries to access a specific IP and then fails, triggering a reload.

Good luck!

On Saturday 09 July 2011 2:49:42 PM Floyd Johnson wrote:
> Hi, PLUGgers.
> Over the last week-plus, I've been fooling around with  WICD. It seems
> the hard part of coordinating between wpa_supplicant, iwconfig, and
> friends is all done in Python, allegedly much better than in
> NetworkManager. I did see where the latter, when aimed at a WLAN at
> Reading Terminal Market, at once asked me for a PSK/passphrase for said
> AND declared the network non-secured. As such, I have a nice little test
> case for wicd.
> At this point, I've found myself in moments when I've had to un-jam the
> wireless stack by yanking and reinserting the Broadcom STA driver
> ("modprobe -r wl;modprobe wl"). Aside from "get a USB wireless card", is
> there any way for a Linux app/shell script of my making to conclude that
> dhclient is not gaining any ground due to wl being thrown off its game?
> Once that bit of logic, call it for the sake of argument
> "card_is_hosed('eth1')", reliably returns "TRUE", whatever I make simply
> calls something like  exec("modprobe -r wl;modprobe wl"), and lets wicd
> know to try again. By dint of wicd being half-naked Python, I can easily
> build such logic into the daemon and/or client.
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