[driverloader] My wlan does not get an IP from DHCP
fmml at cedval.org
fmml at cedval.org
Fri Jan 2 15:07:32 EST 2004
Not sure if this can help you but here is what I have done. I have
installed driverloader (Broadcom wireless adapter) on my laptop running
Suse 9 pro. After I ran the config, a new adapter was created "eth1". I
used yast to configure the adapter with a static address(make sure DNS,
default gateway are setup properly) . Now when I want to use my wireless
adapter, I run the following script (as a shortcut on my K desktop set to
run as the root user):
ifconfig eth1 down # Found I had to bring down the interface before
# setting things
iwconfig eth1 mode managed
iwconfig eth1 key restricted s:99999999999999
iwconfig eth1 channel 9
iwconfig eth1 nickname "whoami5"
iwconfig eth1 rate 54M
iwconfig eth1 essid alarm07
ifconfig eth1 up
# turning off eth0
ifconfig eth0 down
A little explanation:
I run the "dldrconfig --info" command as it forces the driverloader to be
up, found that between reboot it is sometimes off.
when running the iwconfig commands, alway make sure you setup the essid last.
I have an ethernet adapter on eth0, found that I had to turn it off for
the network routing to work properly.
Hope this help. Happy new year to all...
> Good Morning from Chicago!
> I have been trying to install a wireless network for a while under suse
> 9 pro, that I bought a few weeks ago. I'm having trouble getting my
> wireless card working. I had it working on madrake using madwifi
> In any case after trying madwifi (downloaded and the one that comes in
> the system), I never got and IP trough dhcp, nor I would be able to
> connect setting the parameters manually. So, I've decided to try
> linuxant driverloader with the same success rate, everything works card
> gets recognize, I can " iwlist wlan0 scan " and check my environment,
> iwconfig shows my card properly connected, and ifconfig shows my card,
> but without IP address:
> wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0C:41:AD:D3:21
> UP BROADCAST NOTRAILERS MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
> RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> TX packets:0 errors:7 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
> RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
> this is my ifcfg_wlan0:
> I also tried setting the mode as Managed, same result.
> I read somewhere that ISC dhclient worked better that dhcpcd, so I did
> try changing them, if exactly the same result.
> I also went out and bought a different card with a different chipset
> supported by linuxant driveloader, and to my dismay I got to the same
> I think that this is something related to suse...but I don't know where
> to look of how to troubleshoot the problem any further.
> Any suggestions, advise, etc will be more than welcome.
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