A few weeks before I moved, my wireless access point started acting up. It has only become worse since then. Several times a day, it just sorta drops off the air and I get messages like this in syslog:
eth1: New link status: AP Out of Range (0004)
At which point I want to kill something. Inevitably, I can walk upstairs, power cycle it, and things come back to normal. Except that I usually drop all my connections because it too me too long to notice.
I'm tempted to put the damned piece of crap on an X10 power unit so I can remotely cycle it. Instead, I'll just have to replace it with the WAP that I use when travelling. Of course, it's also a Linksys WAP11 but doesn't seem to have exhibited this problem--yet.
Little is more annoying than technology that randomly fails throughout the day. It's like running Windows 3.1 all over again. You've just gotta love that.
Posted by jzawodn at March 23, 2004 08:55 AM