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Old 06-23-2005, 05:25 PM   #1
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public access help

My home wireless setup works great, but when I attempt to access on other open networks I am not granted an IP address in linux. Windows does give me an IP!

I have Debian Sarge installed, and have been searching for configuration files for several hours and also trying to use kwifimanager, which picks up the network name with no luck. I don't understand why I would not be granted an IP address with dhcp setup.

Any ideas? Help please!
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More details on your setup.. hardware used, output of ifconfig and iwconfig.. are you using WEP or not.. etc.. more details get better replies..
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see which interface is used by your network adapter:

# iwconfig

assuming your network adapter is using wlan0, tell the network you need an IP with:

# dhcpcd wlan0

dhcpcd might require root privileges.

Hope that works,
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I apologize for not replying sooner - I needed to set the nameservers from my ISP. When I finally did that, it worked fine, and I didn't get back to this post and tell that I fixed the connection. Thank you for your reply's.


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