MadWifi, Atheros, and DHCPCD on Toshiba Laptop
I just moved my Toshiba laptop up to Slackware 12.1 from 12.0 with a fresh install. In 12.0 I had my wireless working like a charm with MadWifi and the instructions from Alien Bob.
Now, after the fresh install of 12.1 I have to run:
Also, the boot proccess gets hung up trying this:
If you did not add proper configuration for ath0 in the file /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf then you will not see your interface get configured automatically on boot. Maybe you missed some?
Configuring rc.inet1.conf solved the big problem of not getting a connection on boot. I uncommented these lines and added these entries in rc.inet1.conf:
And it works, that's what I was forgetting from last time.
Secondly, is there any way to reduce or eliminate the delay during boot:
Polling for DHCP server on interface eth0:
No carrier Detected on eth0. Reducing DHCP timeout to 10 seconds.
This doesn't happen on my desktop which has a wired connection... so I'm assuming is has to do with the wireless setup on the laptop?
in the same file: /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
you probably have this:
The delay from the DHCP is when the eth0 is polling for a DHCP connection to change this you must edit rc.inet1 file. Here is an example of how mine looks which changes the DHCP to timeout after 1 second.
this starts at line 113
Thanks... my boot time is 30 seconds faster.
At home or on the road?
I have a few questions.
At home I plugin dsl through the Broadcom b44 T100 lan card.
On the road I want to setup for wireless madwifi ath chip. I want it to connect to the local wifi.
I setup rc.inet1.conf as follows
According to my settings, will eth0 be set as default? If no eth0 then ath0?
In other words, if I am not connected to my home lan it will then look for a open wireless network?
Thanks in advance.
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