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Old 05-25-2004, 02:14 PM   #1
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Netgear MA401 and Slackware


Ok, i kinda got a weird situation here.....

I am spending the summer at my aunts house and the only way i can get internet for my laptop (running slack) is by running a cable from the satilite to a window XP box, which in turn acts as a dhcp server wirelessly. We have one other xp machine which has no problem finding an address and connecting to the internet, however my slack machine (or me) has no idea what it is doing.

"iwconfig" showes my card under wlan0 and "cardctl ident" gives the correct info for my card. What can i do to bring up the card, when i try "dhcpcd wlan0" i get the timeout after a miniut (about). any help would be great

-cheers,
mike
 
Old 05-25-2004, 02:55 PM   #2
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"cardctl ident" gives me MA401RA... dunno if that changes anything
 
Old 05-25-2004, 05:49 PM   #3
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On my Slackware and MA401 card the card is seen as eth0 not wlan0. I'm not sure if this makes a difference. It should be an Orinco driver the same as mine. Also, are you sure the DHCP Server on WinXP is working correctly? And is ther WEP or WAP enabled?
Just my $.02.
 
Old 05-25-2004, 05:54 PM   #4
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I am pretty sure that it is wlan0, at least that is what iwconfig tells me, and that is a good question about the DCHP server running on the xp box i did not set it up but i know for a fact that it does not use WEP or WAP. Any ideas on how i could check to see if the DHCP server was up and running?
thanks,
mike
 
Old 05-25-2004, 09:03 PM   #5
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OK, i know for a fact that the DHCP server is up and running. Windows machines have no problem connecting.
thanks,
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