I'm using FC8 with kernel 126.96.36.199-27.fc8
I've also installed madwifi-hal-0.10.5.6-r3698-20080604 per the directions at http://home.nyc.rr.com/computertaiju...ml%235007#5007
The forum turned me on to the above instructions.
I've previously been using FC8 + kernel 188.8.131.52-42.fc8 + madwifi-ng-r2756+ar5007 (which I think I got per the instructions at the above url, but I can't recall for sure)
I've noticed something strange using the new kernel and I don't understand it.
Every couple of minutes (I'm guessing) the wireless connections stop transferring data. Network Manager does NOT indicate I've been disconnected. Pinging my isp's help server hangs, sometimes it times out, but usually it just sits there.
After a bit of time, wireless traffic resumes. I don't do anything. Network Manager doesn't give any errors/warnings/pop up messages. But all of a sudden I can browse websites and ping can hit the outside world. In addition, I've even seen a hung ping all of the sudden start sending/receiving data.
I know nothing about networking - can anyone guess why this is going on or how I can stop it?
Is my wireless card getting hung up broadcasting something?