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Old 03-22-2003, 04:24 PM   #1
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Exclamation dhcp dropping connections

Have just installed my Red Hat 8.0 Linux and used a thread I saw in this forum to set up my wireless connection to the network. I have a WMP11 Linksys wireless PC card.

I get my connections daily using the following after bootup:
modprobe hermes
modprobe orinoco
modprobe orinoco_pci
ifconfig eth0 up
dhclient eth0


It is always successful at my connections but after a while especially if I leave the scene it seems to drop my connection to the network . The resolution so far has been to reboot the workstation and rerun the script and I am good.

1. Is there a way I can evaluate my connection and or secure that the connection is as robust as it seems to be maintained in Windows.
Old 03-24-2003, 05:51 PM   #2
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In RedHat 8.0, run as root in a terminal window:


This should hopefully fix whatever the problem is. The only other thing I can think of is to add your alias to /etc/modules.conf:

alias eth0 orinoco

Or whatever the correct module is for eth0. Hope this helps out some. Keep us posted.


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