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Old 02-04-2010, 01:28 PM   #1
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DHCP freezes GNOME

Debian Lenny.
I have the intel wireless type card. Installed the iwlwifi-firmware package.
The school's network is "stunet", no wep key since it asks for student credentials in the browser.

I go to debian's (or gnome's, really) network configuration tool.
Enter in stunet for the ssid, didn't pick encryption. I pick DHCP.
No luck, doesn't connect. Go into "DNS servers" and type in and Nothing.
Recalling the previous commands from another thread
ifconfig wlan0 up; ifconfig essid "stunet"; dhcpcd wlan0;
It waits a few seconds, then it says "Assigned IP (or something like that)".

I tried going back into network configuration and entered in the static ip. No luck.

Suggestions? Thanks.
Old 02-04-2010, 04:24 PM   #2
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iwconfig eth-dev-number essid any
and connect using network manager.

Do you have all wireless tools installed and updated?


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