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> Issue With Wget, Ipkg, Etc., Wireless?
post Sep 11 2007, 05:56 PM
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I have an odd issue with wget, ipkg, apt-get, XVhat, and other apps that try to access the net. Many times they'll fail to find the site they're trying to access and assume it's IP is, then time out. It works much more often, if not almost always, over my desktop's wired connection, making me believe that it's a wireless thing.

Any ideas? This is getting really annoying.
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post Sep 19 2007, 01:58 PM
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I would run strace every time I did a wget download that was likely to fail until I got the output from one of those time outs. The output can be huge (megs) but is usually worth it. Have you done that?

Oh, the default output sometimes doesn't reveal what I want to see, so I increase the character limit per line. Here's an example command with 100 characters, and output directed to my SD card (you can name the output file whatever you want):

strace -f -v -s 100 -o /mnt/card/wget.strace wget [any wget options go here] URL-OF-FILE-YOU-WANT-TO-FETCH &

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