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Re: Dell Inspiron 5100 + DHCP

On September 12, 2003 02:50, Damien Solley wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-09-12 at 14:56, ThanhVu Nguyen wrote:
> >  Can anyone gets the Broadcom's nic in the i5100 works with DHCP ? It
> > runs fine on static ip but it just timed out when requesting dhcp, it
> > can't reach the router. And there's nothing wrong with my router running
> > as a dhcp server because all my other machines, all run Debian, can dhcp
> > request fine.
> >
> >
> > So if anyone could get this nic works w/ dhcp then there's something
> > wrong w/ my linux setting on this particular machine, otherwise, that
> > means I have to go buy a pcmcia ethernet card.
> >
> >
> >
> > TIA,
> >
> >
> > ThanhVu Nguyen
> I think we have the same Broadcom ethernet in the Inspiron 1100, a
> BCM4400 chip. There are two drivers available for the card, the stable
> ones from Broadcom (module bcm4400) and the kernel one (module b44 -
> still under development). I was using the in kernel one for a while, but
> couldn't get it to work when disconnecting-reconnecting to ethernet with
> DHCP. The driver would not be able to retrieve an IP address after a
> disconnect-reconnect.
> I have since moved back to the official Broadcom driver, which works
> flawlessly.
> What kernel are you using and are you using the in-kernel driver?
> Damien
> --

Same here. Broadcom card works perfectly, DHCP or not, with bcm4400 driver. 
Source code for this is a part of Debian distribution and you can compile it 
easily against kernel headers. I tried b44 driver, but for me it wouldn't 
work at all.


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