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Re: Broadcom Wireless Woes with FC10 (SOLVED)



> > Using iwlist eth1 scan, I can see a dozen access points, including
> > mine.  But
> > I can't make a connection.  The system log tells the story:
> >
> > Apr 10 23:03:24 host-148 dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to
> > 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
> > Apr 10 23:03:30 host-148 dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to
> > 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 10
> > Apr 10 23:03:40 host-148 dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to
> > 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 13
> > Apr 10 23:03:53 host-148 dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to
> > 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 16
> > Apr 10 23:04:09 host-148 dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to
> > 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
> > Apr 10 23:04:18 host-148 dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to
> > 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
> > Apr 10 23:04:25 host-148 dhclient: No DHCPOFFERS received.
> >
> >
> Dumb question - are you using WEP/WPA? If so, did you enter your
> key? I have seen problems like this when using a private key and the
> wireless router is set in the restricted mode. (You can only connect
> with the shared key.)

Dumb question?  Don't think so!  But, I'm using open WEP, so that
wasn't the issue.

Seems the broadcom driver apparently wants to negotiate parameters I had
specified using madwifi when I used the PCMCIA card.  This ifcfg-eth1
works:

TYPE=Wireless
DEVICE=eth1
HWADDR=00:24:2b:93:2b:6b
BOOTPROTO=dhcp
ONBOOT=no
MODE=Managed
USERCTL=yes
PEERDNS=no
IPV6INIT=no
NM_CONTROLLED=no
RATE=auto
ESSID=gadzooks
SEARCH=opendns.com
DNS1=208.67.222.222
DNS2=208.67.220.220
CHANNEL=

I changed Mode from "Auto" to "Managed," Rate to "auto,"  and left
the channel unspecified, even though I new the correct answer.  As far
as I can tell, those are the only differences from what I had used
with madwifi, although one is never sure using system-config-network.
Thank you for your attention.  dpn


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