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Old 10-27-2005, 03:44 PM   #1
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Not getting a default route from DHCP


Ok, I am using the ipw2200 wireless card in my HP dv1040 laptop. It seems that if it is configured for DHCP it will get all needed information (IP, NetMask, etc.), except the default gateway. Once I add this manually, everything is great. Also, I am using a Linksys BEFSX41 router and a Linksys WAP54G access point.

Note, this also happens with the wired ethernet when using DHCP.

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Old 10-27-2005, 06:45 PM   #2
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Which of those 2 pieces of hardware is acting as a DHCP server?
Do other machines get a DHCP that works straight away?

What ii the IP address of your def. Gateway?

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Old 10-27-2005, 10:03 PM   #3
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The router is the DHCP server. All the other machines have no problem. The IP address of the router is 192.168.1.1.

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Old 10-28-2005, 12:01 PM   #4
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what is the gateway's IP?

Try this on your laptop:

killall dhcpcd
dhcpcd -G the.gat.way.add

Let me knwo how it goes!

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Old 10-28-2005, 10:05 PM   #5
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[root@calvin ~]# killall dhcpcd
dhcpcd: no process killed
[root@calvin ~]# dhcpcd -G 192.168.1.1
bash: dhcpcd: command not found
[root@calvin ~]#
 
Old 10-29-2005, 05:15 AM   #6
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What distribution are you running?
 
Old 10-30-2005, 10:55 PM   #7
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What distribution are you running?
Fedora Core 4.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 05:50 AM   #8
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then you will have a different DHCP client,
try writing dh and pressing tab twice and see what you get.

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Old 11-05-2005, 09:17 PM   #9
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then you will have a different DHCP client,
try writing dh and pressing tab twice and see what you get.

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I get the following:

dhclient
dhclient-script
dhcp6c
 
Old 11-06-2005, 06:33 AM   #10
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do "ifdown" then "ifconfig eth0 up" then "dhclient"
see if you get a favourable result!

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Old 11-06-2005, 01:33 PM   #11
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do "ifdown" then "ifconfig eth0 up" then "dhclient"
see if you get a favourable result!

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Nope. I got an IP address and I can ping the gateway, but no default route gets set.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 01:39 PM   #12
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have you checked the configuration on the router
that it is explicitly set as what you want it to be?

Sorry for not being very helpful,
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Old 11-07-2005, 06:29 PM   #13
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have you checked the configuration on the router
that it is explicitly set as what you want it to be?

Sorry for not being very helpful,
Riddick
Yeah, nothing wrong on the router. I have another PC running Windows XP and that gets and IP, mask, route no problem. Also, the laptop I have FC4 on used to have WinXP and it was getting all the information no problem as well.

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Old 11-07-2005, 06:31 PM   #14
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very odd. Do you have a CD-RW?
I would try downloading Knoppix and seeing if it is possible
to get a correct DHCP with knoppix.

With that info we can see if there is a problem with your
software.

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very odd. Do you have a CD-RW?
I would try downloading Knoppix and seeing if it is possible
to get a correct DHCP with knoppix.

With that info we can see if there is a problem with your
software.

Riddick
Sure. I can try Knoppix, but it won't be until much later. Maybe even tomorrow.
 
  


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