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  1. #1

    problem with dhcp settings

    I'm using mdk 10 Official & have a wireless card that seems to be installed properly but can't seem to use dhcp properly to connect to my router - how do I check/change the dhcp settings? (The card works fine with Fedora Core 2, using ndiswrapper and some tweaked drivers)

    dmesg | grep ndiswrapper produces this:

    ndiswrapper: no version for "struct_module" found: kernel tainted.
    ndiswrapper version 0.10 loaded (preempt=no,smp=no)
    ndiswrapper: using irq 17
    wlan0: ndiswrapper ethernet device 00:30:bd:4f:c5:58 using driver rtl8180.sys
    ndiswrapper device wlan0 supports WPA with AES/CCMP and TKIP ciphers
    ndiswrapper: driver rtl8180.sys (Realtek,04/29/2004,5.169.0429.2004) added

    and iwconfig produces this output:

    wlan0     IEEE 802.11b  ESSID:"ting"  
              Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.462GHz  Access Point: 00:0C:41:8A:AE:70  
              Bit Rate:11Mb/s   Tx-Power:20 dBm   Sensitivity=0/3  
              RTS thr:2432 B   Fragment thr:2432 B   
              Power Managementff
              Link Quality:100/100  Signal level:-66 dBm  Noise level:-256 dBm
              Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
              Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

    which looks promising to me, but at this point in the ndiswrapper INSTALL file it suggests you set up the network parameters for the device according to your distro...when I go into the Gnome panel 'Configure your computer' wlan0 is already there but when I try to activate wlan0 it can't use dhcp and times out

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    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
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    St. Petersburg, FL
    make sure that your wireless router is set up for dhcp

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    make sure that your wireless router is set up for dhcp
    it is - I have fedora & windows partitions on the same box & the card works fine with both (sorry, that wasn't obvious from my post).

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    Manchester, England
    i haven't used Mandrake for a time but i'm sure there was some tools in the control centre for setting up for dhcp, look for network card settings or something

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    Mar 2003
    fyber is correct. You can use MCC to configure your wifi card, select dhcp and you should be good to go.

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