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Re: dhcp client wifi setup

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?

Chances are with a thinkpad that you have onboard ethernet. eth0 will correspond to that and not the wifi card. Orinoco wifi will usually show up as wlan0.

Run iwconfig with no arguments to see what's there. You'll find which interface actually is the wireless one.

Jerry Quinn

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