Can't get DHCP through

Johannes Berg johannes
Fri Oct 26 02:23:26 PDT 2007

> 0.6.0 and bcm43xx module.

> Can it be trouble with the Broadcom Chip on my Acer laptop?

bcm43xx might be the problem. DHCP is done using multicast, so if you
some packet loss it can easily fail. Later, your connections go unicast
so retransmissions can be done. bcm43xx uses softmac which is unable to
do rate control.

What you could do is force 1 MBit rate with iwconfig; alternatively get
2.6.24-rc and use the b43 driver.

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