[CentOS] CentOS5 and ipw2200

Barry Brimer lists at brimer.org
Mon Nov 12 14:32:59 UTC 2007

> I tried to use DHCP, but the card didn't get assigned to any IP address. So I
> used the manual configuration which seemed to work fine during startup. But
> unfortunately not network connection could be made. So no ICMP ping packets
> where reaching the destination.

I have had a similar experience.  After your interface starts, check to 
see if dhclient is running.  It seems that for some reason, even though I 
have BOOTPROTO=dhcp in the interface configuration file, it doesn't get an 
address, but if I run dhclient eth1 it gets an address immediately.  I 
differ in the fact that I am using encryption, and am getting my feet wet 
with wpa_supplicant .. which could be part of my issue, as encryption 
would have to be finished setting up before I could use that link to get 
an address.


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