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Old 10th August 2004, 05:41 PM
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do i need a dhcp-server to connect to the internet via dhcp?

i am running fc2, kernel 2.6.7-1, my question is:
do i need to install a dhcp-server package in order to connect to the internet via dhcp?
i have installed dhcp, dhclient but cannot get the "service dhcpd restart" working.
can anybody give me some advice?
i can provide more details if necessary. too messy to post too much at first ;-)

thanks very much!
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Old 10th August 2004, 05:52 PM
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you only need dhcp client, have you tried running dhcpcd (client) ?

try dhcpcd start
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Old 10th August 2004, 07:05 PM
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i am using the dhcp package from isc.org, there is no dhcpcd, only dhcpd.
i have tried to use dhcpcd too in fact. i run "dhcpcd -d $DEV$, and after
showing me the MAC address of my wireless pci card, it terminated quietly.
ifconfig wlan0 does not show the ip associated with the card.

i am currently have: /etc/resolv.conf as:
for /etc/dhcpd.conf, i do not know how to specify wlan0 in dhcpd.conf.
i had one portion:
host homerouter { #essid of the router/AP
hardware ethernet 00:80:4f:1d:57:47; # MAC address of the wireless card wlan0
fixed-address; #The IP address shown in windows for wlan0 }

am i missing anything?
appreciate your advice.
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Old 10th August 2004, 07:36 PM
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dhcpd is for handing out IP addresses to other computers. Your computer would have to have a hard coded or non-static IP address to run a DHCP server.
Unless you are trying to set up a DHCP server you do not need to have dhcpd running.

It sounds like you're trying to get your wireless card running using DHCP which should get an IP address from your wireless hub. If this is the case and your having troubles getting your wireless card to work post some more info about it here.
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Old 10th August 2004, 08:21 PM
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thanks Buchan! that is what i am trying to do.
my wireless pci card is acx111 based, 11g.
i installed the driver got from http://acx100.sourceforge.net/, pre8_plus_fixes_23.
it seems that the driver has been loaded successfully when i run the start_net script:

wlan0 deconfigured, module unloaded.
Module successfully inserted.
Setting rate to 11M.
Setting channel 1.
Trying to join or setup ESSID homerouter.
Setting mode to Auto.
Setting key 0 to xxxxxxxxxx, algorithm open.

then the script terminated, i run "ifconfig -a":
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:E0:98:BA:21:EB
BROADCAST MTU:576 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:5 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
Interrupt:3 Base address:0xc000

seems that wlan0 does not get any IP address from the router. i run "dmesg" and got:
sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
/sbin/dhclient-script: configuration for wlan0 not found.
sit0: unknown hardware address type 776
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:e0:98:ba:21:eb
Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:e0:98:ba:21:eb
Sending on Socket/fallback
receive_packet failed on wlan0: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to port 67 interval 8
send_packet: Network is down

i googled and did some search on this but got no clue
greatly appreciate your advice.
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Old 10th August 2004, 10:36 PM
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Unfortunately Parv I am good with setting up a DHCP server not very good when it comes to hardware. It looks like you have posted all of your details hopefully someone can help ... I would also have a look back at that SF site where you got the driver and maybe see if they can help you out. It looks like there is a problem with that driver still because its showing recieve errors.

Maybe try and post your problem with a new topic as well.

Good Luck
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Old 10th August 2004, 11:09 PM
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actually, i am not sure whether the card is working properly or not.
when i run iwconfig wlan0 scan, i could see the APs available, one is mine and
the other is my neighbor's. i have not mentioned the second AP in any configuration
file, so the card should be able to receive the signals, correct?

i still feel it might becuase of the dhcp. i asked the same question there at SF,
but nobody replied

i will try to connect my machine using a regular ethernet card first and see whether
it works. this may test whether the problem is due to dhcp.
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Old 11th August 2004, 01:36 AM
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yeah, there must be something wrong with the wireless card coz dhcp works
well for my normal ethernet card. i and i did not do anything to get connection.
ok, i will get back to SF to see how to make this card to work.

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Old 21st August 2004, 11:47 AM
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I have your same problem, and i tried using the same drivers acx100 pre 8 fix 23;
but unfortunatly i'm totally new to linux and also to wireless configurations :-)

I had few questions:

Which Firmware should i use? i need to place also differents radioxx files in firmware's dir?

My you cpost me the passage you have done, from make && make install :-) i know, i'm boring, but without help i still cannot use my card, e and so i cannot go over internet... i'm using win now, and this is ugly :-(

Hop you can help me.

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