almost have it working...

Andrew Barr barr.156
Mon Oct 18 17:11:12 PDT 2004

On Monday 18 October 2004 07:44 pm, Matt Darnall wrote:
> Hi,
> I am trying to get my dlink dwl-520 rev e working with the hostap driver
> solution and fedora core 2. I am following this tutorial:
> and everything seems to work fine except and the end of the instructions it
> becomes vague about how to get a connection.
> So I am able to get all the way through the guide, I am just a little
> confused on what I have to do with the iwconfig command to get and maintain
> a network connection. I have experimented around a little bit like setting
> my ssid, encryption key and so forth and when I run "iwconfig wlan0" I see
> that most of the values are set right and that signal is like 6/70 but if I
> try to open the web browser or something i don't seem to have a connection.
> Any help would be apprieciated! Thanks,
> Matt

You probably need to use the DHCP client to obtain an IP address. Since you're 
using Fedora Core 2, you need to create the 
file /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0, (base it 
on /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0, assuming you have an Ethernet 
adapter) and then run the dhclient command like this:

dhclient wlan0

Good luck,

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