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Re: dhcp client wifi setup

Richard Lyons wrote:
On Saturday, 24 December 2005 at 13:21:04 -0800, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:

Richard Lyons wrote:

I am obviously missing the obvious here.  An IBM Thinkpad, sid, orinoco
wifi card talks to the Netgear DG834G router when security is disabled,
but when I turn WEP on it doesn't connect. /etc/network/interfaces has
  iface eth0 inet dhcp
  wireless-essid Coigxxxxxxxx
  wireless-key xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xx

But ifup eth0 gives

  etho: New link status: Connected (0001)
  Listening on LPF/eth0/00:02:2d:a6:07:bb
  Sending on   LPF/eth0/00:02:2d:a6:07:bb
  DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to port 67 interval 8
  ...more similar...
  No DHCPOFFERS received.
  No working leases in persistent database.


  Failed to bring up eth0.

Which tells me I left something out.  But what?

is dhcp turned on at the router? does it work with a static ip?

Yes, it works when WEP security is off with this laptop, and
continuously with all the other Linux boxes that are wired (3 or four of
them generally) and also with a windoze laptop via wifi using the WEP --
oh yes also a Mac laptop connects via wireless with no problem.  Only
the Debian laptop cannot connect and that only when WEP is enabled, so I
am pretty sure I set it up wrong.

well, that's all I got, good luck ;)


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