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Old 08-05-2008, 02:08 PM   #1
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Question Setting up a DLink DWL g630 PC Card WiFi adapter, progress, but snags

I'm trying to set up the aforementioned card. I'm having difficulty.

I'm running DSL 4 (a version of Debian/Sarge)

I did ndiswrapper on the Win98 drivers. (The winXP drivers didn't let me set essid.)

I set my iwconfig params, and the lights start blinking, but I don't get an IP address. Any thoughts? Need more info?
Old 08-05-2008, 02:56 PM   #2
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Some more info:

When the laptop starts up, ndiswrapper gets called, and the link light comes on solid, and the Act light is off. That makes sense since there's nothing going through the card.

I go to my terminal, and trigger my iwconfig line:
sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid XXXX key xxxxqqqqxxxx

The Act light starts blinking non-stop, and the Link light goes off.

I can do:
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
sudo dhclient wlan0

but the dhclient command gives me:
Listening on ...
Sending on ...
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to port 67 interval 6
No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working lieases in persistent database.


All the while the Act light is blinking, and the Link light is off.

Any thoughts?


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