OS: Kubuntu Edgy Linux PC: IBM Thinkpad T23 1.13 WLAN: Atheros 5212 mini pci Router: WRT54G v4 w/DD-WRT
Problem: Sometimes my connection to my router (which is at the range limit for a mid speed connection) just disappears.
I found if I start Kismet, run it for 30 sec. then exit the connection is restored, like nothing happened.
It's like I need to keep the connection active otherwise the card goes to sleep. Problem is I'm not sure there is a sleep mode for my card and I've got all the power saving options in Kubuntu turned off. Hmmm - maybe I should check the BIOS? What about "Wake On LAN" (whatever THAT means lol)?
P.S. I lost connection while I was typing this so I don't think it's a sleep or hibernate issue however, I was not using my connection - I was filling in a text box on Google's usenet web interface.... Running Kismet for 10 sec fixed it as soon as I shut Kismet down....