The netbook is always able to connect through an ethernet cable on eth0 just fine. If I hit “connect” it will try again for a while, then pop up the window. Note I know that my connection information is OK. Managed’ means that the wireless card is being managed by the router or other access point. This netbook will be useless without wifi. July 6th, 9.

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Results 1 to 10 of A fully charged battery and a connected power cord are what’s likely but not certain to produce a short-lived wifi connection.

July 5th, 2. Because battery power is so precious, laptops have elaborate schemes to throttle down everything on a laptop if it’s not in use. The netbook is always able to connect through an ethernet cable on eth0 just fine.

I tried blacklisting it, to see if another driver was trying to load instead, but that just negated my wifi altogether. If I boot the netbook with the ethernet cable plugged in, the wifi instantly connects as well! Last Jump to page: It occurred to me that when Wkan was testing this before I probably had the power chord plugged in at the same time I had the ethernet.


My card seems to be using rtsta as a driver. I was about ready to throw in the towel on this one. There is a weird twist though: July 6th, Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del.

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July 5th, 4. I’m at my wit’s end. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct.

I can then unplug the ethernet cable eth0 goes awaybut I am still able to use the wifi connection for about 5 minutes before it disconnects, and goes back to trying and failing to connect. July 6th, 9. Other EEE netbooks seem to have issues with multiple wireless drivers, like in this thread.

ASUS Eee PC 1000H Netbook Windows XP Drivers, Applications, Manuals

Perhaps something similar is happening here? July 5th, 5. Note I know that my connection information is OK. I am now unable to get my wifi to work reliably. For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. Here’s the result of iwconfig with the wifi connected: One of the biggest consumers of power on a laptop is the wireless radio.


The AP sets the channel, bit-rate and many other details and your wireless card says, “Yes, Master. I believe that, in some cases, the power management is so aggressive that after two minutes or maybe less, power is reduced and the wireless disconnects.

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So I plugged in the power cord, charged up the battery to full, turned on the netbook and bingo! The time now is July 5th, 3. I haven’t mistyped the password see below. Now the wireless is really not in use and the wireless hasn’t enough power to reconnect. Tags for this Thread asuseeepcnetbookwifi.

Here’s lspci note there is nothing listed as “Wireless Brand” to grep out: I posted another thread about this in the absolute beginners forum herebut I was advised to repost in this forum.