hostap and dhcp

Heberto del Rio heberto at speakeasy.net
Fri May 9 10:43:37 EDT 2003


I don't think so. It is serving IP's. The reason for saying this is that I 
looked over /var/log/messages and there are messages where it says that 'name 
of my computer' is requesting something and the server is giving an address. 
Moreover I also test it with a Windows XP laptop and this one also got an IP 
but no other information. I know this because I can connect to the base 
station but I cannot get out to the internet using a browser. In both cases I 
can ping from the base station to the laptops and viceversa. In any case how 
do I remove the posibility of falling back to an old IP?

Something strange, is that if I manually add (in the linux laptop) the entry:
nameserver 192.168.10.1
to the local /etc/resolv.conf it resolves find the name of the server but it 
does not resolve any other name. When I am at the base station it always 
resolves fine.

Heberto del Rio


On Friday 09 May 2003 10:26 am, you wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-05-09 at 07:15, Heberto del Rio wrote:
> > Hi, I hope you can help me.
>
> ...
>
> > After turning on one of my laptops (linux box again), which is in Managed
> > mode with the same ESSID that the server, it takes a long time to request
> > for an IP (at least in the server, it does not appear a request for a
> > long time. In the past it was immediate). Maybe I can adjust some
> > parameters in the AP card to tell it to look more frequently for
> > requests. Is that right? How can I do it? What parameters?
> >
> > After more than two minutes it assigns a dynamic IP to the client. I have
> > configured the dhcpd server in such way that it send the domain-name,
> > domain-name-servers, broadcast-address to the client but I am not
> > receiving any of this information. This is strange because it is
> > assigning a dynamic IP but not the rest of the information. As you may
> > know in the client side (if configured) the /etc/resolv.conf has to be
> > modified when it gets connected to the AP, but this never happen.
>
> actually it is probably not getting served an IP address, but falling
> back to an old one.



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