slack _usr slack.usr at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 14:59:08 GMT 2005


There is a little offtopic, but, everything should be the same like in FreeBSD.

First of all, I'm sorry for such stupid question. I know, that I need
few details, but I can't figure out what are they. I'm plaing with
Intel(r) PRO/Wireless2200BG wifi card and it's configuration. I have
found different descriptions for the /etc/dhclient.conf file. I have
read "iwi" manual.  There are different options (or maybe only
different same option names). I'm newbie in a wifi networks. But in
the other system, machine with windows and netstumbller I found these
wifi networks settings:

SSID: sessionid
Network Authentification: Open
Data Encryption: Wep
Network key: 1011121311 (0x1011121311)

There sessionid is changed only for anonimity purposes.

I need to use dhcp. Now I'm trying to use such /etc/dhclient.conf

initial-interval 1;
send host-name "thinkpad";
request subnet-mask, broadcast-address, routers, domain-name,
domain-name-servers, host-name;
interface "iwi0" {
media "ssid sessionid wepkey 0x1011121311";

And when I try to use:
#dhclient iwi0 I get following errors:
Trying medium "ssid sessionid wepkey 0x1011121311" 1
DHCPDISCOVER on iwi0 to port 67 interval 2
send_packet: Network is down

I get this in a cycle with different intervals (" port
67 interval 2", " port 67 interval 3",  " port 67 interval 7").

What are the differences between "wepkey" and "nwkey" mentioned in iwi
driver developer page
And in the same page there are good description, but only for static
configurations. So if I 've understood everything correctly, I need to
use /etc/dhclient.conf file for configuration. But I stuck there.
Please, give me any advice or a link.

Thanks for your patient, and sorry for me english.

Slack is GOOD. BSD is better.

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