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Re: Network manager won't reconnect

From: Bruno Wolff III <bruno_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Oct 19 2011 - 03:55:54 GMT
To: John Wendel <jwendel10@comcast.net>

On Tue, Oct 18, 2011 at 20:35:33 -0700,
  John Wendel <jwendel10@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> Fedora 15 - Gnome 3 - on an old Intel based laptop.
>
> I'm having a problem with a wireless network connection. For some
> unknown reason, the connection drops frequently. When this happens,
> network manager prompts for the password (which it has stored correctly)
> and then is unable to reconnect to the network. Rebooting fixes the
> problem, until the next disconnect.
>
> Anybody have a solution?

I get this on a laptop when transferring large files fairly regularly.
I restart NetworkManger which is less pain than a reboot, but still
annoying.

If you are using the free firmware for a Broadcom chip, you might consider
trying out Broadcom's firmware to see if that works better for you.
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