[Nottingham] RasPi - Re: wifi extenders and slow emails

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Wed Mar 3 12:53:17 UTC 2021

Ahhh... That one.

In the past, I've had to schedule 4am restarts of various WiFi 
boxes/access-points to ensure they stayed alive for the day.

One guess was that they suffered a counter overrun for something... 
Never chased up to see whether that was time, volume of data, or 
something silly like a connections association table never getting 

All reminiscent of the days of Windows 3.11 WFW and the limited (64k 
Bytes?) graphics resources tables never getting cleared! Run through 
opening too many windows and you got a system freeze...

And then, in positive sharp contrast, there was Linux... ;-)

Let us know what you find!

Good luck,

On 03/03/2021 12:03, J I via Nottingham wrote:
> This is the remote Pi when acting as a VPN proxy. No dogs around and it 
> is cased with heatsinks.
> At the moment all I know is that the client will lose connection to the 
> RasPi over WiFi and _sometimes_ doing a down/up on wlan0 will solve it, 
> but the only guaranteed solution is a full restart.
> I have not yet had the chance to grab logs and see if I can figure out 
> what crashes when.
> There are loads of complaints about the flakeyness of the broadcom 
> drivers, I do not think it is the memory card.
> I'm actually considering just scheduling a daily restart,

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