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Old 05-02-2006, 08:43 PM   #1
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Another wireless problem

Well I have CentOS 4.2, a bcm43xx card and it all worked yesterday until today when I upgraded all my files etc from the up2date then I had to run ndiswrapper all over again etc. Well I got this dumb idea to go ahead and get the lastest wireless tools v28 and thats when my junk got all jacked up. It gave me some idiotic error where it was looking for v27 file but no matter of troubleshooting would fix it, so I uninstalled from the source directory and reinstalled v27. Everything seemed to work until I got these errors when trying to dhclient my card:

#dhclient wlan0
/sbin/dhclient-script: configuration for wlan0 not found. Continuing with defaults.
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/network-functions: line 52: wlan0: No such file or directory
listening on LPF/wlan0/00:0f:66:f4:40:8b
Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:0f:66:f4:40:8b
Sending on Socket/Fallback
DHCPRequest on wlan0 to 255:255:255:255 port 67
DHCPack from
/sbin/dhclient-script: configuration for wlan0 not found. Continuing with defaults.
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/network-functions: line 52: wlan0: No such file or directory
SIOCADDRT: File exists
bound to -- renewal in 35540 seconds.

Any clue? From what I can gather it sees the SIOCADDRT file which is probably old from when it worked and took the same ip it was given this morning. How do I fix this calamity before I just wipe and start all over again?
Old 05-03-2006, 07:53 AM   #2
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This is only a guess, but if you had an automated update to wireless tools 28, some other dependencies probabaly were updated as well. Probably the easiest way out of this would be to upgrade to wireless tools 28 again, and then recompile ndiswrapper. I think you're original problem with ndiswrapper was that you upgraded wireless tools AFTER you had re-done ndiswrapper.


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