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Bug#626309: linux-image-2.6.38-2-amd64: Wifi connection drops randomly with Realtek RTL8187 wifi adapter

On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 05:54:04PM -0300, Alejandro Carrazzoni wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 2.6.38-5
> Severity: normal
> I have a USB adapter (identified as Realtek RTL8187 Wireless Adapter) that I
> use to connect to wifi. Until updating the kernel from 2.6.37-2 to the current
> version, it worked perfectly, but now the connection drops randomly: sometimes
> once a day, sometimes every 20 minutes, and sometimes all the time. The
> computer can still detect the Wifi network, but I can't browse or download
> anything. The same computer with the same adapter can connect perfectly with
> Windows 7 and with the previous kernel, and the system does not detect any
> signal drop when the connection drops, so I suppose it's some driver issue.

please check against 2.6.39~rc6 (tomorrow rc7 will appear)
and report back on those, thanks.
images are to be found in experimental.

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