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RE: DHCP, WaveLAN and wired LAN


I got an exprience in that when I was setting up my laptop as a gateway between my LAN and wireless broadband.
To successfully get an IP, you should successfully connected to the access point at least.
Use iwconfig (wireless toolkit) to see if you are successfully connected.
Then, try dhcpcd the interface, it used to be successful in my case.

PS: I do not remember clearly that if you have to plug the card into the first pcmcia slot and turn ifconfig down the local network interfaces first before getting an IP for the wavelan card.

Regards and good luck,
Donald Szeto.

-----Original Message-----
From: Lukas Ruf [mailto:ruf@tik.ee.ethz.ch]
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 9:40 PM
To: DebianLaptop
Subject: DHCP, WaveLAN and wired LAN

Dear all,

I am using 
    Debian woody, 
    kernel 2.2.18, 
    pump (as distributed by woody)

The problem I am experiencing:
    I cannot get a DHCP-served IP-address.

When I remove/exchange the cards (either WaveLAN and or the other wired card),
the modules are correctly loaded.  But unfortunately, neither wire- nor
wireless cards get a DHCP address.  Strange enough, if I execute as root 
/etc/init.d/networking stop 
and after that
/etc/init.d/networking start
in either case the DHCP address is correctly assigned.  If I execute
/etc/init.d/networking restart
the whole system crashes.

Does anyone know what I could try next ?

Any help is greately appreciated!


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