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    Question Wireless NIC seems to require restart

    Hi all

    Trying to share my internet connection with my folks who are installed in the granny flat.

    I do this via a wireless ad-hoc (peer-peer) network using NAT & IP forwarding via the wireless NIC.

    I seem to be able to get it up and running but it seems that when my Dad shuts down his windoze machine and then restarts it later, for some reason I have to restart my wireless NIC (ifdown wlan0; ifup wlan0).

    I think the same thing happens if there is some connection interruption for a period of time as well, which happens occasionally because we're pushing the wireless distance a bit, I think.

    Any suggestions why if I have to "restart" the wireless interface?

    thanks
    James

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    Looks like there is some negotiation issues between your NIC and the Win box.

    Have you tried upgrading the firmware / software driver for the Windows NIC?

    You could also get a WAP and connect it to a free Ethernet port on your Linux system, and then run the NAT. More expensive though.

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