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Old 08-19-2011, 12:36 PM
Default wifi disconnection / deauthenticating from ... by local choice (reason=3)

On Fri 19 Aug 2011 at 02:18:47 +0200, Vincent Lefevre wrote:

> Anyone knows where the following problem comes from?
> In the last hours, I've had a wifi disconnection twice, while I had
> never had such a problem before. Concerning the second connection and
> disconnection (at 01:48), the kernel and dhclient logs contain:

The problem hasn't happened again?

> Aug 19 01:48:43 xvii kernel: [83865.894180] wlan0: deauthenticated from
> 00:00:c5:b4:98:74 (Reason: 1)

'Reason: 1' means the kernel doesn't know why because the cause wasn't

> Aug 19 01:48:46 xvii kernel: [83869.251727] wlan0: associated

But 3 seconds later it reassociates anyway.

> Aug 19 01:48:46 xvii dhclient: DHCPRELEASE on wlan0 to port 67

Meanwhile dhclient has released the IP; presumably because
it thinks wlan0 went down at 01:48:43.

> Aug 19 01:48:46 xvii kernel: [83869.510308] wlan0: deauthenticating from
> 00:00:c5:b4:98:74 by local choice (reason=3)

'Reason: 3' means deauthentication took place. Some process on the
machine has decided to do this. NM? wicd? Perhaps it did it because
there is no address to connect to?

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