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Old 05-25-2005, 07:04 PM   #1
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Router needs hard reset

i have been using SuSE 9.2 86_64 with ndiswrapper and broadcom for six months or so. I am using the linuxant drivers and have not had any problem until now. I can no longer connect to the internet via my router and cable modem without powering the router down and back up. Once I do that i can connect fine. If I power my laptop down and back on I cannot connect without the hard reset. Like I have said this did not happen for the last six months. I have not made any changes to my wireless network setup. My son and daughter both have wireless laptops and are using windows(spit) and connect without any issues. If I do a ifdown and ifup I get the following.

ifup wlan0
wlan0 device: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
wlan0 warning: using NO encryption
Starting DHCP Client Daemon on wlan0... . . . . . no IP address yet... backgrounding.
ERROR: Error while executing:
Command 'ip route replace to default via' returned:
RTNETLINK answers: Invalid argument
Configuration line: default - -

and I still need the hard reset.

Old 05-25-2005, 07:46 PM   #2
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It sounds like the the router may have a problem with the Linux DHCP request. Linksys had a similar issue, and corrected it with a firmware update for the router. Check your router manufacturer's web site for a firmware update, and instructions for installing it. You can also try setting your Linux system to a static address instead of using DHCP, to just sidestep the issue. See your router documentation for instructions. Usually, you can just pick an address outside the routers DHCP range, but within the netmasked subnet. For example, if the router provides DHCP addresses on -, but the netmask is, you can just assign to your Linux system.
Old 05-26-2005, 09:29 PM   #3
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macemoneta I am using a linksys router. I will definitly look into this and try an upgrade. I have had this router for two years and never did any updates.



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