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laptop -> server connections through Netgear WGR614v8 hanging

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – When I make a wireless connection (typically an xterm or similar terminal emulator) between my laptop to a server on the LAN, the connection hangs after some period of inactivity. I'm not sure exactly how long it's taking for the hanging to occur. My normal usage is to 'ssh -x' to the server and run X applications back to the laptop so the initial 'xterm' sits idle (usually minimized or in the background). Then when I exit the X application I find the terminal connection is catatonic. Ctrl-C does nothing and I often just resort to killing the window using the upper right corner "X". (HowTos)