Wireless via dhcp needs repeated ifdown/ifup
I have this stanza in /etc/network/interfaces:
iface eth1 inet dhcp
wireless-essid 'My ESSID'
At the end of booting, the system tries to connect to the wireless point
but after repeated attempts it reports that no DHCP offers are found.
I then do:
sudo ifdown eth1 && sudo ifup eth1
and the wirless link comes up at once.
As a work-around, to avoid delay, I have commented out "auto eth1". Once
the boot is complete I have to do "ifup eth1", which fails as usual but
can be stopped with Ctrl-C, and then continue with "sudo ifdown eth1 &&
sudo ifup eth1".
In summary, I can get wirelss to work in this rather clunky way but I
think there should be a better solution. I googled a suggestion to turn
off wpasupplicant, but that doesn't help. Any ideas?
Incidentally, this happens both in Squeeze and in Sid.
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