Re: Dell Inspiron 5100 + DHCP
I am using the b44 (experimental) driver in kernel 2.4.22 , I think I'll
try the bcm4400 and see if it helps.
On 12 Sep 2003 16:50:46 +1000
Damien Solley <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
> What kernel are you using and are you using the in-kernel driver?
> Using Linux on the Inspiron 1100:
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