Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73208
dhclient doesn't work with wlan-ng-driven prism-II mini-pci card
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
1) This is about dhclient. dhcpcd is not part of null, and dhclient isn't
listed by bugzilla. See bug 73206.
2) after starting wlan0 interface (actiontec prism II based modem/wireless combo
in IBM Thinkpad X22 9662-9DU), dhclient fails to get lease where dhcpcd succeeds:
[root@laptop root]# dhclient wlan0
Internet Software Consortium DHCP Client V3.0pl1
Copyright 1995-2001 Internet Software Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP
/sbin/dhclient-script: configuration for wlan0 not found.
Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:20:e0:8a:53:bb
Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:20:e0:8a:53:bb
Sending on Socket/fallback
receive_packet failed on wlan0: Network is down
DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 6
send_packet: Network is down
[root@laptop root]# ./dhcpcd wlan0
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.load wlan-ng modules, enable card and associate with base station:
wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_ifstate ifstate=enable
wlanctl-ng wlan0 lnxreq_autojoin ssid="$SSID" authtype="opensystem"
2.run dhclient wlan0, it will fail as described above.
3.run dhcpcd wlan0, it will succeed as above.
I'm happy to do any experiments, network dumps, etc.
If you create a profile in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts called ifcfg-wlan0,
this will work correctly. This is what mine contains:
dhclient comes from the dhcp source package.
I am closing this bug since a it was a setup problem.