[CentOS] Wifi not working (Solved--Sort of...)

Thu Jul 29 21:57:20 UTC 2010
Phil Savoie <psavoie1783 at rogers.com>

> Doesn't it look like the wpa connection is successful?
> It says: " Activation (wlan0/wireless) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) 
> successful.  Connected to wireless network 'pszone'."
> Only stages 3/4 (the DHCP part) seems to fail...
> The DHCPDISCOVER times out.
> Google says that some people with linksys DHCP problems in linux rebooted it or 
> flashed it...
> JD

Thanks for you reply. On further googling, I found that similar cards 
had the same problem.  It seems that if one does a tcpdump in another 
terminal while using NM it works.  I even got the latest firmware on the 

what works:

tcpdump -i wlan0 host <hostname>

Then run NM and voila! I was able to connect.  I wonder why the card has 
to be in promiscuous mode to work?

Anyone have any thoughts?