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

Thu Jul 29 22:13:36 UTC 2010
Ross Walker <rswwalker at gmail.com>

On Jul 29, 2010, at 5:57 PM, Phil Savoie <psavoie1783 at rogers.com> wrote:

>> 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 
> router.
> 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?

Don't know, but I think there is an option you can put in your interface file to bring it up in promiscuous mode. Try that and see if NM can grab it on boot.