[driverloader] problems getting wlan in my Thinkpad T42p running
Linuxant support (Jonathan)
support at linuxant.com
Wed Sep 15 11:06:13 EDT 2004
the problem is most likely because the DHCP client does not update the
default IP route and/or the DNS configuration file.
Under SuSE, you can fix this problem by adding the following lines in
your '/etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan0' file :
With this modification, you should be able to use both your ethernet and
your wireless interface at the same time.
Technical specialist / Linuxant
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> I just blunder around doing things by trial and error. I am using the
> driverloader with a broadcom lan card, SuSE Linux with the latest build.
> (The .104 build would not work for me.)
> Here are my thoughts, since this is what I discovered on my computer. My
> ethernet card is "eth0." My wireless card is "wlan0".
> My wireless card will not work when the ethernet card is active.
> My wireless card will not pick up adequate DHCP info at boot.
> My solution is the following: I wrote a script and put a link on my
> desktop. I run it in a "superuser" terminal. It has the following
> ifdown eth0
> ifdown wlan0
> ifup wlan0
> Sometimes I have to run it twice. My broadcom card is now working very
> well, and will continue running even when I log in and out, provided I
> don't shutdown linux.
> The script "turns off" the ethernet card, turns off the wireless card
> and then turns the wireless card back on. "ifup wlan0" causes a DHCP
> request for the wireless and from that point it works.
> Hope this information will help someone.
> Joern Heissler wrote:
>> I'm trying to get my AR5212 chip in my Thinkpad T42p working.
>> I tried three different ways:
>> - madwifi driver: works, but has packet loss ~ 50%
>> - ndiswrapper: sometimes `iwlist scan' finds my ap, but that not
>> everytime. I can't connect to my wlan at all.
>> - driverloader: sometimes works for some seconds (last evening some
>> minutes). The connection was much better than with madwifi.
>> With driverloader I get this kernel message:
>> NETDEV WATCHDOCH: eth1: transmit timed out
>> see also:
>> Hope you can help me, tia!
>> Joern Heissler
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