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Re: DHCP will not grab ip.



On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 03:41:29PM -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> Dave Feustel wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 09, 2008 at 12:32:49PM -0400, Bill Davidsen wrote:
>>> Dave Feustel wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Oct 08, 2008 at 10:20:17PM +0100, Laura Speck wrote:
>>>> I have F9 running on a computer with just one nic. Everything worked
>>>> until about a week ago, when the nic suddenly no longer automatically
>>>> got a dhcp address. My work around is to run dhclient etho &. DHCP
>>>> connects then. I still haven't figured out why this happened or what
>>>> the correct fix is.
>>>>
>>> I had a thread going about the recent "enhancement" to 
>>> NetworkManager. After applying that both my hardwire and wireless 
>>> NICs stopped working. Did you by any chance "upgrade" your packages 
>>> recently, say about the time everything stopped working? Mine worked 
>>> after the upgrade until the next reboot, then went away forever. I 
>>> tried to force a downgrade, but rpm was designed to work in one 
>>> direction only, there's no way to tell rpm or yum to roll back and 
>>> rollback all the dependencies at the same time.
>>
>> Unfortunately, I don't remember any details except that, as you noted,
>> no network connection was established at system powerup one morning.
>>
>>> I gave up, I removed NM totally and completely, and now do the whole  
>>> setup with a script run at boot time.
>>
>> All I have do to get connectivity is run dhclient as root.
>>
> Interesting. I run iwconfig to set the essid, channel, and key. Then 

What are essid, channel, and key, and what do they do?

> dhclient. Previously NM had all the info except the channel, and figured 
> that out in "Managed" mode. After it stopped working I tried "Ad-hic" as 
> well, so I could set the channel. Made no difference.
>
> -- 
> Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>


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