Problem bringing up Netgear WG511 interface

Neil Jerram neil at
Sun Dec 19 12:58:12 EST 2004

I forgot to mention a couple of things ...

Neil Jerram wrote:
> 9. Finally the DHCP step.
> root at laruns:/home/neil# pump -i wlan0
> Operation failed.
> (There is a delay of around 30 seconds before pump says "Operation 
> failed".)

During these 30 seconds, the following extra lines appear in the 
wpa_supplicant window:

RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan0' added
l2_packet_receive - recv: Network is down
RTM_NEWLINK, IFLA_IFNAME: Interface 'wlan0' added

And after pump has exited, ifconfig now reports that the interface is down:

root at laruns:/etc# ifconfig -a
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:09:5B:EF:34:47
           BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
           RX packets:15 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
           TX packets:64 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
           collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
           RX bytes:1975 (1.9 KiB)  TX bytes:11913 (11.6 KiB)
           Interrupt:11 Memory:10400000-10401fff

Finally, the green light on the Netgear card flashes occasionally 
throughout, but is mostly off.


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