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Re: [gNewSense-users] DHCP and NetworkManager too slow

From: Dennis Kibbe
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] DHCP and NetworkManager too slow
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 13:32:53 GMT

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> Hello,
> >> I use Gnewsense metad for mips64 (Yeelong), and I have the following
> >> problem: when I try to connect to a WiFi or even Ethernet, it freezes,
> >
> > What do you mean by "it"?
> NetworkManager. But I think that probably dhclient also behind it.
> Thanks,
> Nestor.

As Nestor suggested programs like Network-Manager and Wicd are just front ends 
to command line tools.  Sometimes it helps to just do it "old school" to see if 
any useful error messages pop up.

Here's how I connect the Yeeloong to my local coffee shop's wireless access 

$ sudo /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 essid XtremeBean
$ sudo /sbin/ifconfig wlan0 up
$ sudo /sbin/dhclient wlan0

You can get a list of nearby APs with this command:

$ sudo /sbin/iwlist wlan0 scan

Before you can run iwlist you'll probably need to bring wlan0 up with ifconfig.

The two things to look for when running these commands are that you are, in 
fact, associated with an AP (running /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 will confirm that) 
and that you get a lease when you run /sbin/dhcleint wlan0.


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