Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 161858
Unable to obtain IP-address whit kernel 2.6.11-1.35_FC3
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:54:42 EDT
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Description of problem:
After upgrading to kernel 2.6.11-1.35_FC3 I was unable to obtain IP-address. Loading with the previous kernel made everything work as normal.
A workaround was found in the Fedora-list:
On Mon, 2005-06-27 at 13:29, Truls Gulbrandsen wrote:
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>> after updating the kernel I am no longer able to obtain an IP-adress
>> from my router. Loading the previous kernel makes everything working fine.
>> My configuration is an IBM TP T23 with a Cisco 350 Series PCMCIA Wlan card.
>> Does anyone have an ide for a different workaround or should I wait for
>> the next kernel update?
Try deleting the CHANNEL line (or comment it out) in the ifcfg file. I
have experienced a problem with ipw2200bg chipset where that appears to
be a possible fix. Was able to see the access points but the card was
never able to establish a connection and get an IP address.
Suspect this points to a fundamental flaw in how the wireless cards are
handled by the system.
-- Scot L. Harris firstname.lastname@example.org
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot FC3 with kernel 2.6.11-1.35_FC3 without commenting out CHANNEL in in ifcfg
Actual Results: I was unable to obtain IP-address from the router, however, kwifimanager showed that I had contact with it.
Expected Results: I should have received an IP-address.
There were no IPW changes in the last kernel update (nor have there been for
some time in FC3). Additionally, this sounds more like a configuration problem
than a driver bug.
Please tell me, how can this be a configuration problem when everything works
using kernel 2.6.11-1.27_FC3 but fails using kernel 2.6.11-1.35_FC3 without any
Does applying the work-around, commenting out the CHANNEL line, have any
negative consequence to my system?
This seems to be a change within the driver...
If this behaviour is considered standard, then
$ rpm -qf /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifup-wireless
should be corrected
See comment #1.
"There were no IPW changes in the last kernel update"
If channel is not needed, then it probably shouldn't be in the config file; why
was it specified beforehand?
Closing this bug - FC3 is older and no longer supported. Please reopen if this
persists on a current release. Apologies for the delay.