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Old 02-25-2006, 01:41 PM   #1
jamesjoy
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ipw2200 cant get ip of dhcp, only works when static one set


Got new dell laptop recently and wiped all traces of windows and installed fc4. Amazingly ot the wireless to work with onyl two nours work!!

My prob is that the wireless card will only work if i specify an ip address, gateway etc. If i set it to get from a dhcp server(my router, which servers dhcp to home computer) it fails after a 3 minute wait.

dmesg gives error

eth1: no IPv6 routers present

it d be great to get dhcp workin so that o can use the wireless in college etc.

i installed the card using yum,
and then creating a network script.

thanks james
 
Old 02-25-2006, 02:16 PM   #2
satinet
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does FC have a file like /etc/network/interfaces

shmmm, sounds like it's trying to find an IP v6 server.

does the other NIC work on dhcp?
 
Old 02-25-2006, 07:23 PM   #3
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i cant seem to find any such file on the fedora system. I ve checked settings again and its set not to enable IPv6. Could it be a problem with the way I installed the drivers. Incomplete installation or something like that??

thanks again
james
 
Old 02-26-2006, 04:04 AM   #4
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well, no, because if it works manually then i think that things are working fine generally speaking. it's just a case of making dhcp daemon work. but i think it may be that it's not passing the wep key when you run dhcp. thus i think you need to find a way to save to encryption key somehow. but i dont know how to do that on fedora.

fyi:

http://www.cs.cornell.edu/~scs49/install_linux.html

http://www.ces.clemson.edu/linux/fc2-2200BG.shtml

dont be tempted to use ndiswrapper or anything. you card is working fine it's just a config issue...

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