I'm trying to connect to the university network with my wireless, the dhcp server here is giving me some problems. getting ip and everything for the ethernet adapter is no probs, only the wireless is messing...
if I do a
nothing happens, and in dmesg I gat a "ra0: no IPv6 routers present"
'modprobe -c | grep eth' (or ra or anything else) won't actually give me anything which I know might be a problem... it however dows load the modules on boot, and in my rc.local I've got a 'ifconfig i-face up' which fixes the ethernet and will start up the wireless to the point where I'm connected to the wireless AP but I don't get an ip or route or anything...
I have tried the more obvious ones such as adding a route manually
>route add -host 220.127.116.11 dev ra0
it accepts the route but it won't help...
if I would just give it a static ip it will connect to the internet properly no probs but I will have the admin here chase me down with a blowtorch...
Question really is I suppose, how can I ask for a normal ip instead if this ipv6?
If anyone have any clues, please!
Cheers - Dan
So, the inevitable question, what am I running???
IBM ThinkPad R40, Slackware 9.1 kernel 2.6.2
eth0: broadcom bcm5700
ra0 : minitar wireless card, with their own linux driver