Re: Qirky, random local network access.

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On Fri, 2008-10-03 at 08:41 -0400, Linuxguy123 wrote:
> Good morning.
> 
> I've been experiencing a quirky, random network access issue in Linux
> only with both F8 and F9.
> 
> The network looks like this
> 
> - Linksys WRT54gs wireless router, connects to the Internet via a cable
> modem
> - Dell 1720N networked printer, plugs into a router port
> - Linksys print server, connects an HP all in one to the wireless router
> - Windows laptop, connects to the wireless router via wifi
> - Linux laptop, connects to the wireless router via wifi
> 
> Most days this setup works well.  No problems.   
> 
> However, every once ina while I get a "Printer may not be connected"
> error when I try to print to either printer.
> 
> If I then open a browser on the Linux machine and enter the IP for the
> router, I cannot log into it. (http://192.168.1.1) It gives me the login
> screen and I put in the right username and password, but it rejects me.
> 
> If I open a browser on the Linux machine and enter the IP for the laser
> printer, it tells me it isn't available.  (http://192.168.1.100)
> 
> It doesn't matter if the browser is Konqueror or Firefox, neither one
> works.
> 
> However, if I do this on the Windows machine, both of these actions work
> and I can also print. 
> 
> At the same time, I can also access the Internet and such just fine.

The other tidbit of information to this problem is that I just restarted
my computer and then the print job completed and I was able to log into
the wireless router and display the printer properties page.

It seems like Linux loses the ability to connect directly to the local
network.

Thanks

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