d das wrote:
2008/6/27 Mikkel L. Ellertson <mikkel infinity-ltd com>:Could you post your /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0? It may help us solve your error. But I do not think that is what is causing the problem. What type of security is your modem/router set up to use? (WEP/WPA/none) If you do not set up the wireless card to use the same security, and/or if you are not using the managed mode on your wireless NIC, you are going not going to get a DHCP lease.Dear Ellertson This is my ifcfg-wlan0, as you asked: << # Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection DEVICE=wlan0 BOOTPROTO=dhcp HWADDR=00:1C:BF:D6:3B:34 ONBOOT=yes NETMASK= DHCP_HOSTNAME= IPADDR= DOMAIN= TYPE=Wireless ESSID=ddnet CHANNEL=3
You should not need a channel number.
Mode should be Managed to connect to an access point.
You should not need search at all.
If you are going to use peerdns, you do not need to specify the DNS servers. You should only need one anyway.DNS2=192.168.1.1 DNS3=192.168.1.1 DNS1=192.168.1.1
Because you are not using Network Manager to control the interface, it does not matter what desktop you are using.USERCTL=no PEERDNS=yes IPV6INIT=no NM_CONTROLLED=no I am using Fedora 8, with XFCE, though Gnome is installed too.
With the minor changes I pointed to above, it should work. The only thing that may have to change is to tell the 3945 driver that it should use the India wireless frequency map instead of the U.S.A. map that I believe it uses by default. But I don't know how to do that off hand. Hopefully, someone that does will jump in here. If not, I will see what I can find when I have time.My ADSL modem is Siemens SL2_141. I kept the wireless setting there like: Basic --> Enable Wireless --> (checked) SSID --> ddnet Country --> India Enable Wireless Guest Network --> (unchecked) Security --> Select SSID --> (ddnet) Network Authentication --> Open WEP Encryption --> Disabled In my 'system-config-network' in the laptop I have kept the settings like this: wlan0 --> Activate device when computer starts Automatically obtain IP address --> DHCP Automatically obtain DNS Information --> (checked) Wireless Settings Mode --> Auto Network Name --> Specified --> ddnet Channel --> 1 Transmit rate --> Auto Key --> (nothing) I have tried the Network name --> (Auto) too, with the same results.
Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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