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Old 7th February 2005, 08:26 PM
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WL network connection gone after reboot

Hi everyone. I've installed all the appropriate drivers for this card, and after that I then did;

iwconfig eth1 essid xxxxx
iwconfig eth1 key xxxxx
dhclient eth1

Started up and got connected, no problem. Thing is, after the reboot I cant get on my wireless network anymore. The device seems to be ok, I have the wireless signal strength meter in the taskbar and that changes appropriately as I move further away from the router. If I try to activate the device after deactivating it, it cant get an IP. I know this isnt a problem with my router.

I've tried running dhclient eth1 again, and it sends out a DHCPREQUEST to 255.255.255.255. This isnt my subnet? does it matter? Mine is 255.255.255.0

So basically my card is picked up fine, but there is a problem with whats its doing to get an IP. Anyone have any ideas? I would be very grateful if someone can help me sort this.

My /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/eth1-cfg is shown below;

IPVINIT=no
ONBOOT=yes
USERCTL=yes
PEERDNS=yes
GATEWAY=192.168.0.1
TYPE=Wireless
DEVICE=eth1
HWADDR=
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
NETMASK=255.255.255.0
DHCP_HOSTNAME=
IPADDR=
DOMAIN=
ESSID=XXXXX
CHANNEL=1
MODE=Managed
RATE=11Mb/s
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Old 7th February 2005, 08:48 PM
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Looks like disabling WEP solves it. Strange seeing as it was ok the first time with WEP. Guess I'll just have to turn on wireless access control on my router and limit to mac addresses.
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Old 7th February 2005, 09:53 PM
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try networkmanager

See http://www.fedoranews.org/contributo...twork_manager/

Let me know what you think I wrote it
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Old 7th February 2005, 10:30 PM
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Had a little read about it and it looks perfect, thanks. Just having some problems getting it to start up. I'll keep playing.
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Old 7th February 2005, 10:39 PM
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Done. Unfortunately it just sits scanning for me
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Old 7th February 2005, 11:16 PM
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You still have the device set to activate onboot ??

click the "sweeping Radar" and choose from the drop down list "Other Network"
You should get a window asking for the Name of the network. Type in the name.
Next you should see a check box that indicates whether WEP encryption is being used. If you have to enter a WEP key with the wireless-tools Ex. (iwconfig eth1 essid <nameofnetwork> key <secretkey>) then click the check box, choose the type of key usually hex type and enter your key. click enter and it should work.
IF this doesn't work, Reboot and try 1 more time if fails, set you router to no security just a network name , save the router settings were doing this to first get connected, gotta crawl before you can walk ) then open the terminal
su -
enter password

type iwlist scan
Do you see your AP (Router)?
iwconfig ethX essid <name of your network> (without < >)
Type iwconfig -a
Do you have a IP Address?

post any terminal command outputs if you can't get connected.
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Old 8th February 2005, 12:09 AM
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Nope both devices not activated on boot.

Thanks for that, I'll give it a go in the morning. Your program definately looks like something I'd like to have, should make things for me much easier
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Old 8th February 2005, 12:21 PM
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Ok thanks for the advice, working now. Good utility, certainly makes thing easier
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Old 8th February 2005, 04:09 PM
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