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Grok451

join:2008-10-08
Temple City, CA

Repeatedly getting a pair messages every 15-30 seconds

WRN 2012/02/24 00:49:12 PST cwmd: cwmd_mgmt_sync_paramattr: get params
ERR 2012/02/24 00:49:12 PST mif: mif_get_params: InternetGatewayDevice.LANDevice.1.WLANConfiguration.1.Channel: Bad address
These two messages just started appearing in the syslog. I've tried powering the 2Wire gateway on and off, but after successful reboot, the messages still continue. The 2Wire gateway seems to be working properly.

What do these messages mean and how do I get rid of them?


wayjac
Premium,MVM
join:2001-12-22
Indy
kudos:1
If the 2wire is working as it should I would ignore the messages
I don't know what the messages mean or how to stop them from being logged


id_aint_work

@qwest.net
reply to Grok451
said by Grok451:

ERR 2012/02/24 00:49:12 PST mif: mif_get_params: InternetGatewayDevice.LANDevice.1.WLANConfiguration.1.Channel: Bad address

This is the item you might be concerned with. The mif is reporting that you have a wireless device with a bad address. Could be you have something staticly assigned that is conflicting?

Grok451

join:2008-10-08
Temple City, CA
Thanks for that info. I've checked and can find no conflicting addresses.

Most of the time there are six wired and one wireless device connected on the network. The wireless device is a laptop used for monitoring the network, which also uses one of the wired connections. Another wired device is a LAN-attached printer. The other four wired devices are Cisco Wireless Access Points. Most wireless use and therefore connections (~10-20) occur during the weekend. Yet these log messages are generated about every 20 seconds 24x7.

Grok451

join:2008-10-08
Temple City, CA
reply to id_aint_work
said by id_aint_work :

said by Grok451:

ERR 2012/02/24 00:49:12 PST mif: mif_get_params: InternetGatewayDevice.LANDevice.1.WLANConfiguration.1.Channel: Bad address

This is the item you might be concerned with. The mif is reporting that you have a wireless device with a bad address. Could be you have something staticly assigned that is conflicting?

Your feedback led me to the explanation of the messages. These messages are generated because I have disabled wireless on the 2Wire gateway. The 2Wire gateway is in a poor location for wireless and I have installed various access points instead. When I enable wireless on the 2Wire the messages go away.

I tracked down when the messages first started to appear:

INF 2012/02/24 00:48:56 PST cwmd: session started, server: '»premigration.cwmp.cms.2wire.com', event code(s): '2 PERIODIC'
WRN 2012/02/24 00:48:57 PST mif: notification failure on InternetGatewayDevice.LANDevice.1.WLANConfiguration.1.TotalAssociations: No such file or directory
WRN 2012/02/24 00:48:57 PST mif: notification failure on InternetGatewayDevice.LANDevice.1.WLANConfiguration.1.X_00D09E_ChannelAutoSelect: No such file or directory
WRN 2012/02/24 00:48:57 PST mif: notification failure on InternetGatewayDevice.LANDevice.1.WLANConfiguration.1.X_00D09E_Authentication: No such file or directory
WRN 2012/02/24 00:48:57 PST mif: notification failure on InternetGatewayDevice.LANDevice.1.WLANConfiguration.1.Channel: No such file or directory
WRN 2012/02/24 00:48:57 PST mif: notification failure on InternetGatewayDevice.LANDevice.1.WLANConfiguration.1.X_00D09E_Power: No such file or directory
ERR 2012/02/24 00:48:57 PST mif: mif_get_params: InternetGatewayDevice.LANDevice.1.WLANConfiguration.1.Channel: Bad address
WRN 2012/02/24 00:48:57 PST cwmd: cwmd_mgmt_sync_paramattr: get params

I'm guessing that after some 2Wire upgrade, mif code was added to check the wireless configuration. However, the code did not account for the wireless being purposely disabled. Therefore it can't find the appropriate directories. And then it keeps periodically trying and errors out, generating those two last messages.

I disabled the wireless on the 2Wire again, so the messages remain, but at least I know why they exist.

Thanks to all.