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Old 04-17-2006, 06:52 AM   #1
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Wireless doesn't get DHCP lease

Dear All

I am trying to set up a wireless connection - qui unsuccessful. :-|
Maybe you guys can help:

- Mandriva 10.1
- KDE Connectionmanager (double click the right bottom icon)
- eth1, WLAN, driver as "Intersil Prism2 11 MPS.." (Ornicom)
- Laptop Toshiba Tecra 9100
- Router: AccessPoint, Key 4, Channel Auto, WEP (ASCI) CFABABABCF,
SID: skynet_II
- Gateway


- I don't get a DHCP lease.
- iwlist scanning does't work (guess thats minor..)

ifconfig-a eth1 (cut):
Protokoll: ethernet ... etc

iwconfig eth1:
IEEEE 802.11-DS ESSID:"skynet_II" Nickname:"wmani.doomain.lan"
Mode: Managed Frequency:2.457 GHZ Acces Point: 44:44:44:44:44
Bit Rate: 2MB/s Tx-Power=15 dBm Sensitivy: 1/3
Encryption Key:CFAB-ABAB-CF [4]
Power Management: off
Link Quality: 0/92 Signal Level:134/153 Noise Level:134/153
... (cut)

I was thinking if I probably use the wront driver? Further I cannot change the MAC Adress of the AccessPoint with iwconfig (not nessecary I guess ?). Maybe the operation mode "managed" is not accurate? ... I guess it should work with the above settings... :-(

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The iwlist scan should work so the problem may be in the driver you are using. However first, turn off the eth0 interface and try again.

Look at the output of "lspci -v". Then make note of the hardware address, which is the first thing listed in the section.
Next look at the output of "lspci -n". This listing will contain a number of the form xxxx:xxxx that identifies the hardware to the user. You can use the discription of the device and/or the hardware identifier in google to search for the driver.

This webpage may help. It looks like there are two different drivers that you can try:


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