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Re: Soekris net4501 - repetitive reboots
On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 05:58:08PM -0500, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> Quoting Saad Kadhi (email@example.com):
> > On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 11:41:06AM -0500, Dan Harnett wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > > your suggestions solved the problem partly. I had a 800mA power supply.
> > > > replaced it with a 1.2A one. now the soekris doesn't reboot anymore.
> > > > however, scp still tops at 1.4MBs and the soekris is almost unresponsive
> > > > on the console. any ideas?
> > >
> > > I also have a net4501 and a mini-PCI wireless card from netgate.com.
> > > scp (and rsync) caused the net4501 to become completely unresponsive
> > > when transferring files from the wireless segment to the wired segment.
> > > From what I have determined, the mini-PCI card was failing miserably
> > > when using 104-bit WEP (firmware-based) and became unresponsive. Using
> > > 40-bit WEP (or none) everything would work just fine.
> > I'm using the wireless connection for email/web/ssh(admin). I do not
> > transfer files through it.
> > anyone knows how much mA/A can a net4501 handle without causing _any_
> > damage to the board && components? I'd like to see if going from 1.2A to
> > 1.4A would do any good as one poster suggested.
> How you missed the mantra on the soekris lists of:
> "Your power supply is inadequate" for 99.9% of the reboot/reset
> problems is beyond me...
shit happens everyday and even when you think you did your homework,
there is always a sensei that tells you otherwise :-). and I stopped
looking for more on soekris-tech when I stumbled upon trevor talbot's
message (executive summary: the problem might be with openbsd interrupt
handling). to my credit (do I need to duck here?), I've started using
soekris stuff for about a month.
> WEP will slow down wireless but I thought it never reached the
> computer. I know that lots of IPSec will beat a soekris into
> submission without a coprocessor. SCP involves encryption and
> WILL beat up the CPU. Perhaps you can test with RCP.
scp involves encryption. yes. but not on the soekris since it only
servers as a gw/fw for the scp operation between an internal host and a dmz
machine (see my initial post).
> When debugging, however, simplify:
> No WEP
I am not using the wireless connection for this transfer. I can indeed
deactivate WEP. but I really don't see how it will do any good to an scp
happening _through_ the soekris _and_ on FE NICs.
Saad Kadhi -- [firstname.lastname@example.org] [email@example.com]
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