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Old 12-20-2005, 09:59 AM   #1
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dhcpcd not working with working wlan0

I have finally gotten my Broadcom wireless card working with ndiswrapper (I know it is working since running iwlist scan brings up two networks with ESSID: "MIT" which makes perfect sense since those are the networks that should be floating around.

But, when I run:

iwconfig wlan0 ESSID "MIT"
dhcpcd wlan0

it just hangs after running dhcpcd to no avail. I have interet working via the ethernet, so I know dhcpcd is working, but dhcpcd doesn't seem to want to recognize the wireless. Is there something obvious from these lines of code that I'm doing wrong. Thanks.

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Old 12-20-2005, 10:12 AM   #2
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I have just rebooted my computer and I now have IP addresses for both eth0 and wlan0. Problem is, I now have no internet access (ie no ping, firefox , whatever). I have no idea what happened.

By the way, under iwconfig, the Link encap for wlan0 says Ethernet, is this a problem (since it is wireless, not ethernet)

iwconfig does show wlan0 as being wireless though.

If I run ifconfig wlan0 down, it works again. But if I try the opposite (ifconfig eth0 down; ifconfig wlan0 up), then try pinging, I get Unknown host.

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