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Re: bcm43xx finally working, with encryption too!!!

On 19 Jan 2006 14:45:12 -0500, Shreyas Ananthan
<shreyas@stallion.umd.edu> wrote:
> Hi Milan,
> I am using Airport wireless card on an iBook 12" G4 and I have managed
> to get bcm43xx driver working both with WEP and WPA, using the default
> debian kernel. I downloaded the softmac-snapshot and bcm43xx snapshots
> (Jan 15, 2006 snapshots) and compiled the ieee80211 modules from the
> softmac-snapshot and use them instead of the ones in the
> kernel. Giuseppe has a good summary of the procedure we followed to
> get it working at http://www.fisica.unipa.it/~lavaget/ubuntuae/
> I have found that iwlist scanning isn't very reliable. I sometimes
> have to scan a couple of times before setting the essid using iwconfig
> or wpa_supplicant.

Try dscape/bcm43xx. It needs only one second to get connected.


> This brings me to my problem... I cannot get an IP
> address using dhclient...
> the procedure I follow is
> modprobe ieee80211_crypt ieee80211 ieee80211_crypt_wep
> ieee80211_crypt_ccmp ieee80211_crypt_tkip ieee80211softmac bcm43xx
> ifconfig eth1 up
> iwlist eth1 scan
> dhclient eth1
> When I run dhclient it seems to do an ifconfig eth1 down followed by
> an ifconfig eth1 up, which means that the iwlist scan results are lost
> and dhclient keeps searching for the dhcp server.
> I found that if I let dhclient run on one console and run iwlist eth1
> scan in another console then the dhclient immediately is able to get
> an IP address. So my question is... is there any option that I can
> pass to dhclient that will disable the up/down of interface if it is
> already up? Can someone please help?
> Shreyas.
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