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I am with problems with the wirelss in Slackware 12.2.
That was what happened:
I have yet did two installs of slackware 12.2.
In the first install all things are working, inclusive the wireless. But, some day, wireless stop to work. 'iwconfig' shows I am connected but 'dhclient wlan0' do not give me an IP.
I think it was a bug in the 'ath5k' module. So I unload 'ath5k' with 'rmmod ath5k' and give a try with madwifi driver. I can compile and install it but when I do 'modprobe ath_pci', 'dmesg' shows me that some thing is wrong, the output of 'dmesg' says "...HAL status 13..." and the driver is not loaded, and no 'ath0' device is created.
So, I give up with madwifi and give a try with ndiswrapper. I have used this configuration yet in slack 12.0 and it works nice. But with slack 12.2 some thing strange is happening and after 'modprobe ndiswrapper', dmesg show some bad things. The driver is not loaded again.
In this moment I did a fresh new install of slack 12.2.
All things work again.
But, about two weeks after, the same problem with the wireless. I unload the module(rmmod ath5k) and load it again(modprobe ath5k), dmesg shows that all is ok. But 'dhclient wlan0' do not give an IP.
Anyone have some thing to say to me?
I am in an acer aspire 5050. Atheros wireless. I had used slack 12.0 and 12.1 in this notebook.
what about running "dhcpcd" as root? (dhcpcd gets a new ip-configuration from the DHCP-server)
What I mean is, when your system worked for about 2 weeks then you should look at something that can have changed in this time. And it may be that the dhcp-lease has expired and has not been renewed.
Last edited by markush; 01-22-2009 at 08:11 AM.