Unstable Wireless connection under linux

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i'm "trying" to run a linux server on an old pc of mine, and the problem with it is, for some reason, the wireless connection will drop out after a while. I've changed the mtu setting, and it still drops the connection. I also can't run a wired connection because its just not feasible. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Could you use a wireless ethe

Could you use a wireless ethernet bridge? Or a different wireless card? Ive been having some problems with using certain older machines with newer wireless-G accesspoints.

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tools?

perhaps gkrellm and ethereal and something to measure signal strength would be useful to install.
They might give a clue as to when it drops out, which could lead to why.
I'm sure netstat could have something to say about it too, but I don't know how to drive it.

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Tried looking in /var/log at

Tried looking in /var/log at the kernel log or anything else relevant? There may be error messages from the driver, for example.

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ive got an interesting idea,

ive got an interesting idea, what if i write a script that periodically goes out and pings like google, and if the connection is down, it restarts the connection or something. the problem is, i have no idea how to write a script like that. Could somebody help me with that?

EDIT: I am also using an old linksys wusb11 v. 2.8 with the berlios driver

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